FIET - Food Industry Enabling Technologies WIP
Professor Richard Archer - Massey University
A review of work in progress
Food Industry Enabling Technologies (FIET) is funded by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment and its purpose is to support new process developments that have the potential to add significant value to our national economy. The programme has six partners, Massey University (the host), Riddet Institute, University of Auckland, University of Otago, Plant and Food and AgResearch. Funding is $18m over six years (2015-2021) and targets pre-commercialisation activities.
Richard Archer is the current Logan Campbell Professor of Food Technology at Massey University, having returned after 20 years in the dairy industry. He is a Fellow with the Riddet Institute and director of the FoodPilot at Massey. He also leads the High Performance Manuka Plantation PGP research programme and is the Chief Technologist of the large MBIE-funded FIET programme on food process engineering. Richard is currently National Vice-President of NZIFST.