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This month we are covering a lot of ground and gathering in a lot of insights.

As we ‘go to press’ (hit send) on this newsletter, we will be in the middle of our Agritech Digital Innovation Week in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and our colleagues in AusAgritech.  It’s not too late to join us, you can still book your place for the remaining sessions.  This is the first of many initiatives we hope to run with our Trans-Tasman cousins at AusAgritech as we seek to lead the world with a globally competitive and connected agritech ecosystem. The AWS team  have brought together global experts, to guide us through the art of the possible, shared through the real customer experience to optimise crop yields, predict equipment failures, improve food traceability, model genomics and improve worker safety.

Next week, we are hosting the team from Finistere Ventures who will provide an update on the current global agritech investment landscape. Globally, investment in agritech is continuing apace and in this session we’ll explore exactly what’s driving that and which areas are securing funding. You can book your place here.  I’m looking forward to an insightful session with the team.

As we continue collaborating on the Agritech Industry Transformation Plan (ITP), as always, we’re focussed on the real conditions of change and opportunity for our sector collectively. A recent discussion emphasised the meaning of ‘transformation’ by highlighting it is not an ‘incrementation plan’. We’re seeking to raise the ambition and find the connections to enable 1+1=3!

Over the next  three to four months, we will be creating opportunities to join interactive sessions around the country. These sessions will provide progress updates on ITP work and seek to identify areas for further collaboration and engagement. The first two sessions are confirmed for: 

26 November
2.00 – 4.00 pm
Register here

27 November
12.00 – 2.00pm
Register here

We will roll out other sessions throughout New Zealand, after we’ve all taken a well earned breather and put some of the bizarreness of 2020 behind us.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you and exchanging ideas.

Ngā mihi

Interim CEO
Agritech New Zealand

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