Agritech Unleashed

The Agritech Industry Transformation Plan has finally launched!

The Agritech Industry Transformation Plan (ITP) was finally launched by Hon Phil Twyford at Zespri’s HQ in Tauranga yesterday. Phil was joined by Hon Damien O’Connor who took the opportunity to release Agritech New Zealand’s research report, Aotearoa Agritech Unleashed. The research provides a detailed analysis of the impact of agritech on New Zealand’s economy … Continue reading "The Agritech Industry Transformation Plan has finally launched!"
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Watch the Agritech New Zealand Practitioner Working Group on Fieldays TV

Yesterday afternoon, representatives from the Agritech New Zealand Practitioner Working Group (PWG) talked about the vision of PWG and two of its immediate projects. Kenneth Irons of Precision Farming, Callum Eastwood of Dairy NZ, Andrew Cooke of Rezare Systems and Brendan O’Connell of Crannora Consulting spoke about their work on developing Data Standards & Regulation … Continue reading "Watch the Agritech New Zealand Practitioner Working Group on Fieldays TV"
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Join us for the ‘live’ release of the TIN Agritech Insights Report

Technology Investment Network (TIN) is the leading independent source of information on New Zealand’s technology sector. Founded by tech entrepreneur Greg Shanahan in 1999, TIN has been taking the pulse of NZ’s technology exporters for nearly 20 years, with a simple mission: to help facilitate the growth of the technology sector in New Zealand. TIN … Continue reading "Join us for the ‘live’ release of the TIN Agritech Insights Report"
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BREAKING: Peter Beck to speak at National Fieldays today, Thursday 13 June!

Agritech New Zealand is delighted to announce that Peter Beck, founder and chief executive of Rocket Lab, will be speaking at the Agritech Unleashed event at National Fieldays today. Since founding the business in 2006, Peter has grown Rocket Lab to become a globally recognized industry leader in space and a billion-dollar company employing world-class … Continue reading "BREAKING: Peter Beck to speak at National Fieldays today, Thursday 13 June!"
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Learn how satellites and UAV’s can support more sustainable farming at Agritech Unleashed

Personal Disclosure: This is one of the sessions at Agritech Unleashed that I am most looking forward to. How can New Zealand leverage its most recent industry, space, with our largest and most traditional industry, agriculture? How can satellites and unmanned aircraft support more sustainable farming across the country? This is the stuff of science … Continue reading "Learn how satellites and UAV’s can support more sustainable farming at Agritech Unleashed"
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Meet the new All of Government Agritech Taskforce at Agritech Unleashed

Next week, at Agritech Unleashed, David Downs, the all of government agritech taskforce lead, will talk about some of the taskforce’s planned initiatives to support New Zealand’s agritech sector. The taskforce was established in late 2018 by Minister David Parker with the support of other key Ministers including Minister Damien O’Connor. The taskforce first met … Continue reading "Meet the new All of Government Agritech Taskforce at Agritech Unleashed"
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Attend the first public viewing of the New Zealand Agritech Story at Agritech Unleashed. Reserve your (free) ticket here.

When I first began to explore the opportunity of supporting and promoting the New Zealand agritech sector, I became aware of an immediate and significant challenge. New Zealand did not possess a coherent and compelling agritech story. I formed that view from my desk in Sunnyvale, CA back in 2015. I saw inbound agritech delegations … Continue reading "Attend the first public viewing of the New Zealand Agritech Story at Agritech Unleashed. Reserve your (free) ticket here."
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Join the Hon Damien O’Connor and Arama Kukutai as they talk about the importance of connected global capital at Agritech Unleashed on Thursday 13 June

For many early stage New Zealand agritech companies, securing connected global capital is a key ingredient to support scaling and growth. At Agritech Unleashed, the Hon Damien O’Connor, Minister of Agriculture and Minister for Biosecurity, Food Safety, and Rural Communities and Arama Kukutai, Co-founder & Managing Director of San Diego-based Finistere Ventures will talk about … Continue reading "Join the Hon Damien O’Connor and Arama Kukutai as they talk about the importance of connected global capital at Agritech Unleashed on Thursday 13 June"