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Published: 18 Jun 2018

On 27 June 2018, the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture hosted an event to launch a new and exciting area of collaborative research – the BioEconomy for Society.

The BioEconomy for Society is an emerging research cluster that will involve all disciplines across the University of Tasmania. It will create opportunities for new research to benefit Tasmania’s agriculture and food sectors, and is strongly supported by TIA’s Joint Venture partners, the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government.

The BioEconomy for Society research cluster will enable us to leverage TIA’s existing capacity and expertise to solve global challenges from the natural laboratory that is Tasmania. TIA has much to offer, with our specialist knowledge in agricultural technology, soil and water management, predictive microbiology, and food safety and innovation.

Our vision is to build scientific foundations for profitable and sustainable agriculture. Thanks to representatives from other disciplines across the University who participated in the discussion and delivered presentations about how we can work together to achieve this vision.

Presentations from the Forum are available to view on TIA’s YouTube Channel.

Watch a lecture about the BioEconomy for Society by TIA Director, Professor Holger Meinke.