Food Innovation (Commercial R&D)


Food Pilot

At the FoodPilot we help turn food ideas into commercial reality. FoodPilot is the largest collection of pilot-scale food processing equipment in the southern hemisphere

Food Tech

Food Innovation Team

An experienced group of food technologists which carries out contract research projects for industry from new product development through to applied Research and Development.  

Nutrition Lab

Nutrition Laboratory

A fully accredited laboratory and Ministry of Health recommending agency which offers analytical services, and nutrition and consultancy services for food labelling

Food technology

Research Programmes

Riddet Innovation provides support and project management services to a number of ongoing research progammes.

About Food Innovation

It is no coincidence that the hub of academic food research and knowledge transfer at Massey University is named after the University’s founding chair, William Riddet.

In the late 1920’s at a time when scientists were treated warily, Riddet bridged the divide between farmers, food processors and academic researchers. His enthusiasm, energy and endless supply of new ideas saw them collaborate to solve many food problems and set the paving stones of Massey’s pioneering approach to Food.

Today, at Riddet Innovation, we are equipped with the experience, knowledge and facilities to take the same collaborative and energetic approach to solving food industry problems and questions. Here are some of the services we offer:
  • Delivery and management of R&D projects of all scales and involving a wide range of capabilities and facilities
  • New product and process development
  • Commercialisation of knowledge from within MasseyFood
  • Analysis of food, feed and biological samples
  • Coordination of large strategic R&D programmes
  • Identification of strategic opportunities for partnership and collaboration

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