FIET – Food Industry Enabling Technologies

The Food Industry Enabling Technologies (FIET) programme works to fill technology gaps which currently limit export returns achieved by New Zealand food processing companies.

FIET is a collaboration between six of New Zealand’s leading food research organisations and is funded by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment.

About FIET

Find out more about the Food Industry Enabling Technologies programme, our collaborators, partners, governance and advisory board.


Our projects

FIET’s initial six-year programme of technology development is focused on thirteen projects across the dairy, meat, horticulture and prepared food sectors.


Our partners

The FIET programme is driven by industry need and is commercially focused. Find out how you can partner.


News And Events

Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours Award for Dr Kevin Marshall

Date: June 11, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Congratulations to our Board Chair Dr Kevin Marshall, on the award of Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Announced in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, the award recognises Kevin’s service to food sciences and technology and his major contributions to the New Zealand food and bioprocessing industry. FIET has benefited from Kevin’s strong leadership and wise counsel since the inception of the programme in 2015.

Dr Kevin Marshall Awarded Massey Medal

Date: May 11, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Dr Kevin Marshall was recently awarded the Massey Medal, Massey University’s most prestigious honorary award. We are privileged to have Kevin as Chair of the FIET Board since its inception in 2015 and thank him for his wise counsel and governance. Read more…

FoodTech PackTech 2021

Date: April 13, 2021 - April 15, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: ASB Showgrounds, Auckland

It was great meeting the many visitors to the FIET stand at FoodTech PackTech last month, and seeing the turnout to the FIET seminar session. Please contact the FIET programme at if you wish to follow up on any of the FIET technologies on display.