02 June 2020
On Thursday, Agritech New Zealand hosted its 2020 Annual General Meeting. In keeping with Level 2 restrictions, the AGM was hosted over ZOOM. Because of that and because the organisation’s membership is so widely dispersed across New Zealand, it guaranteed a large turnout. I was able to talk about the achievements of the past 12 … Continue reading "Agritech New Zealand AGM 2020. The election results."
03 May 2020
We are delighted to publish the eight Agritech New Zealand Insights webinar sessions which were recorded over the past three weeks. 2,200+ registered attendees signed up to view the series and the feedback we have received since has been hugely positive. As with any first time Hollywood blockbuster, I’m pleased therefore to announce that we … Continue reading "The Agritech New Zealand Insights webinar series is now available online"
28 April 2020
UPDATED: 11 May 2020: On Thursday this week, the Hon. Grant Robertson will announce the government’s 2020 Budget. It will be against the almost surreal economic background created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, Agritech New Zealand released the results of its Insights Sector survey. It reflected several areas of major concern for New Zealand … Continue reading "The Agritech New Zealand Insights Sector Survey results are in. What next in a post COVID-19 world?"
20 April 2020
As New Zealand prepares to leave COVID-19 Levels 4 & 3, kiwi agritech businesses have to look ahead and begin to prepare for a ‘New Normal’. Last week, Ian Proudfoot, global head of agribusiness, KPMG, provided some insight into what this might look like. Vic Crone, CEO of Callaghan Innovation, spoke about some of the … Continue reading "Preparing for the post COVID-19 lockdown. Register for this week’s transformative Agritech NZ Insight webinars."
14 April 2020
At 12.00pm last Thursday, the Agritech New Zealand Insights survey of the current New Zealand agritech sector landscape was closed. Almost 40% of the sector’s stakeholders – corporates, SMEs, startups, researchers, government and support services took part in the survey. It was an amazing response. The survey results are currently being analysed by Thematic. The … Continue reading "Transforming New Zealand’s agritech sector post COVID-19. That work has begun."
08 April 2020
The NZ Ag Data “Insights & applications” four-part webinar series is on. Bring your sandwiches and Nespresso to your study to mix and mingle – virtually of course – with colleagues from the NZ ag sector, for informative, quality insights on how to advance your ag tech business through the application of best-practice global interoperability … Continue reading "Register for the NZ Ag Data "Insights & Applications" webinar series. Featuring Jim Wilson, Global President & CEO, OAGi & CTO, AgGateway"
05 April 2020
The upcoming Agritech New Zealand Insights webinar programme just got better. New presenters include Ian Proudfoot, Global Head of Agribusiness, KPMG and Richard Dellabarca, CEO of NZ Growth Capital Partners (formerly known as the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund) Ian will talk about how people will interact with food and fibre in the immediate post … Continue reading "More amazing presenters added to the Agritech New Zealand Insights Webinar programme. Register now for free!"
02 April 2020
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Have you completed the Agritech New Zealand Sector survey yet? It is designed to assist the government’s Agritech ITP taskforce and ourselves identify measures that can be taken to assist New Zealand agritech companies emerge from and then scale post the COVID-19 lockdown. Your input is vital. Please complete the Survey here On … Continue reading "Register today to meet Arama Kukutai and our other global agritech thought leaders during the FREE Insights webinar series"
As we contemplate a further three weeks of total lockdown due to COVID-19, Agritech New Zealand has been focused on developing initiatives that will secure a resilient and strong agritech sector through very challenging times. We know right now that many agritech businesses are doing it tough. We stand by you 100%.
31 March 2020