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Rocket Seeder FOOD WASTE Accelerator Program

2023 dates coming soon

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The Food Waste accelerator program supports startups to solve the most pressing food waste and food loss challenges.

This early-stage program provides mentoring from business leaders and entrepreneurs plus a cash grant on successful completion of the program.

Rocket Seeder FOOD WASTE 2022 program
Virtual Demo Day


2022 Program Participants

Background Information
What are we focused on?
Woman Preparing Food

UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3

SDG 12.3 has two components

12.3.1. Food Loss

12.3.2. Food Waste


Food loss focuses on food losses that occur up to the retail level, while food waste refers to retail and consumption waste.


The focus of sustainable consumption and production is about doing more with less. To do this, it is vital that we increase resource efficiency and promote sustainable lifestyles, by decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation.

SDG 12.3.1

What is this program focused on?

SDG 12.3 

Reducing food waste and loss in line with SDG 12.3 targets

Food Waste Hierarchy

Solutions that reduce food waste before it is created

Innovative Ideas

We want to work with Australian founders who are solving food waste or loss problems

Facts about Food Waste and Loss

If food waste and loss were its own country, it would be the third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the world.

Over 7.3 million tonnes of food is wasted in Australia each year - presenting an economic opportunity of at least $20 billion.

Food waste accounts for more than 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions - more than the entire aviation sector.

Over half of Australia's value-chain food and waste losses come from family households.

Facts about Food Waste + Food Loss

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Our 2022 FOOD WASTE program was proudly supported by:

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