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2018 Student Product Development Competition

“Keeping up with the Customer: Consumer-led innovation”


Want to experience a “real life” new product development project and gain exposure to industry experts, peers and future employees within the food industry? Then the 2018 Student Product Development Competition (SPDC) is a unique opportunity for you!

For more than 15 years SPDC has attracted entries from leading educational institutions across Australia, with previous entrants and winning team members going on to find fulfilling careers within the Australian and global food industries.

This year’s theme Keeping up with the Customer: Consumer-led innovation, addresses the shift in thinking in new product development, which is far more inclusive of the needs of the consumer and consumer insights. Feedback from consumer market research and current global food trends are constantly driving businesses to innovate and if they don’t, they risk being left behind in the market! 

For a full explaination of the competition, rules, brief and entry requirements, make sure to download and read through the 2018 handbook. 

Competition prizes will be announced early 2018!

Good luck and get innovating!



2017 Winners - Team Nutcracker!

As the winner for 2017, they received a cash prize provided by Retail Food Group, and a unique work placement within their company.