NZ Agritech Sector

Partnership set to turbo-charge agritech AI research

A New Zealand partnership is developing new artificial intelligence (AI) computing power and technology to meet demand from scientists for faster processing of complex research data.
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Agritech New Zealand is delighted by the NZ Government’s Budget commitment of $11.4M to support the Agritech ITP

Today is a major milestone in Agritech New Zealand’s intense 12 month engagement with the NZ Government’s Agritech ITP taskforce. This afternoon’s announcement by Minister Twyford that $11.4M had been committed in Budget 2020 to support the Agritech ITP is massive. You can review the final draft Agritech ITP documentation here: https://www.mbie.govt.nz/dmsdocument/10750-growing-innovative-industries-in-new-zealand-agritech-in-new-zealand-industry-transformation-plan- You can view … Continue reading "Agritech New Zealand is delighted by the NZ Government’s Budget commitment of $11.4M to support the Agritech ITP"
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Learn more about today’s Agritech ITP Workshop in Auckland

I’m publishing this blog post from the SOLD OUT Agritech Industry Transformation Plan (ITP) workshop taking place today at Auckland’s ANZ Centre. It’s fantastic to see so many familiar faces as David Downs and I set out some of the framework around the proposed Agritech ITP initiative. A key outcome from today’s workshop is to … Continue reading "Learn more about today’s Agritech ITP Workshop in Auckland"
NZ Agritech Sector

Guest Post by David Downs: The NZ Agritech Story gets its formal launch today

Tēnā koutou I’m delighted to let you know that the New Zealand Agritech Story will be launched on Monday in NZ, and in Ireland as part of the Irish Plough. The Story is a key component of the wider initiative to accelerate the growth of the Agritech sector for NZ (part of the ‘Industry Transformation … Continue reading "Guest Post by David Downs: The NZ Agritech Story gets its formal launch today"
NZ Agritech Sector

The first 5 ‘All of NZ Government’ agritech strategy workshops are over. What’s next?

Yesterday, the final ‘All of Government’ Agritech Taskforce strategy workshop took place in Tauranga (photo above). Over the past month, at workshops in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Lincoln and Tauranga, over 300 agritech researchers, entrepreneurs and investors have provided invaluable feedback and insights to David Downs, Arek Wojasz and myself. The workshops were focused on … Continue reading "The first 5 ‘All of NZ Government’ agritech strategy workshops are over. What’s next?"
NZ Agritech Sector

Is China on your horizon? Join this NZ Agriculture and AgriTech Business Study Tour in November

If China is on your horizon, then there is a fantastic opportunity to visit the country in November as part of an organised agritech study tour. The North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) (which runs out of the University of Auckland) is offering New Zealand companies a unique opportunity to gain insights into the … Continue reading "Is China on your horizon? Join this NZ Agriculture and AgriTech Business Study Tour in November"
NZ Agritech Sector

Calling all NZ agritech companies looking to raise connected capital. Introducing AgSharks 2019.

In August last year, Agritech New Zealand signed a partnership agreement with Western Growers, the largest producers of fresh produce in North America. At the end of June this year, 20+ kiwi agritech researchers and entrepreneurs spent a week in Salinas talking to Western Growers members and partners about potential collaboration opportunities. The photograph above … Continue reading "Calling all NZ agritech companies looking to raise connected capital. Introducing AgSharks 2019."
NZ Agritech Sector

An Important Message for NZ Agritech Companies. Have you signed up for Scale-up NZ? It’s Free. And a total no-brainer.

Scale-Up NZ is a significant platform that is being built out by Callaghan Innovation. It is designed to shine a light on New Zealand’s thriving innovation ecosystem. It delivers accurate insights on ambitious, innovative New Zealand companies, removing information gaps that too often prevent our businesses from achieving their potential.  The platform is based on … Continue reading "An Important Message for NZ Agritech Companies. Have you signed up for Scale-up NZ? It’s Free. And a total no-brainer."