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Have you registered for the evokeAG Agritech Mission 2020?

It’s great news that Callaghan Innovation is once again coordinating a mission around evokeAG 2020.  As well as attending evokeAG (on 18-19 February) in Melbourne, those participating in the mission will benefit from: Connecting with New Zealand’s leading agritech researchers, commercial businesses and capability providers International delegate welcome event Full-day investor and innovation tour in Melbourne Overnight … Continue reading "Have you registered for the evokeAG Agritech Mission 2020?"
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The New Zealand Government Agritech Taskforce wānanga.

Ngā hangarau ahuwhenua or agricultural technology is a key enabler to increasing the productivity of our primary industries and improving environmental sustainability. Māori represent a key stakeholder as tangata whenua with a significant stake in fishing, forestry, and farming and accelerated growth in horticulture and technology. This wānanga is designed to enable Māori whānau, hapū, … Continue reading "The New Zealand Government Agritech Taskforce wānanga."
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Day 2 at Irish Plough. The kiwis killing it. Yes Minister. Looking for Investment? And much more.

Yesterday, I provided an update on Day 1 at the Irish Ploughing Championships in Carlow. The official attendance stood at 105,000. Looking at the crowds today, I expect that number to be significantly larger. It’s been hot once again and just crazy busy. Yesterday, I shared some of my takeaways of Ireland’s agri-business landscape. Today, … Continue reading "Day 2 at Irish Plough. The kiwis killing it. Yes Minister. Looking for Investment? And much more."
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Day 1 at Irish Plough. Major opportunities emerge for the New Zealand agritech sector

Photo above: Nick Swallow, Trade Commissioner, United Kingdom and Ireland; Peter Wren-Hilton, Agritech New Zealand; Brad Burges, NZ Ambassador to New Zealand; Jacqui Wren-Hilton, Agritech New Zealand; Pat Breen, Ireland’s Minister of Data Protection; Peter Ryan, Ireland Ambassador to New Zealand. The New Zealand agritech delegation arrived at the Carlow showground this morning fully prepared. … Continue reading "Day 1 at Irish Plough. Major opportunities emerge for the New Zealand agritech sector"
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Calling NZ Agritech start-ups. Are you ready for the Investment Pitch at evokeAG 2020?

I’m incredibly excited by this new event being hosted at the 2020 evokeAG conference in Melbourne next February. We had our first evokeAG 2020 steering committee meeting last week and introduced some new elements to the Startup Program. The Investment Pitch is one of these. This is a standalone event on Monday, 17 February 2020, … Continue reading "Calling NZ Agritech start-ups. Are you ready for the Investment Pitch at evokeAG 2020?"
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The All of Government agritech taskforce roadshow is about to hit Hamilton, Lincoln and Tauranga

Agritech New Zealand is looking forward to co-hosting the All of Government agritech taskforce roadshow when it visits Hamilton next Monday (26 August), Lincoln on Thursday week (29 August) and Tauranga (Monday 2 September). This is industry’s opportunity to provide feedback to the taskforce on their strategic thinking about how to support and scale New … Continue reading "The All of Government agritech taskforce roadshow is about to hit Hamilton, Lincoln and Tauranga"
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Calling Palmerston North & Auckland. Have you registered for the government’s agritech consultation workshops yet?

The New Zealand Government Agritech Strategy Consultation Workshops are designed to enable industry to provide feedback to the recently released Government strategy document supporting the growth of the New Zealand agritech sector. The first two workshops are being held in Palmerston North & Auckland. You can register your free seat by clicking on the Eventbrite … Continue reading "Calling Palmerston North & Auckland. Have you registered for the government’s agritech consultation workshops yet?"
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Hear Arama Kukutai talk about the importance of Connected Capital at Agritech Unleashed

Last year at the ’10 billion mouths’ conference, Arama Kukutai, co-founder and Managing Director of Finistere Ventures, talked about how connected capital could help New Zealand’s agritech sector grow. In the past 12 months, several early stage kiwi agritech start-ups have benefited from this funding flow. I’m thinking Robotics Plus, Biolumic, Halter and most recently … Continue reading "Hear Arama Kukutai talk about the importance of Connected Capital at Agritech Unleashed"