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?"
Events

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?"
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."
International

Join leading New Zealand agritech businesses, researchers and capability providers at the 2019 Irish National Ploughing Championships and UK Dairy Day.

Callaghan Innovation, in partnership with Agritech New Zealand and NZTE, is coordinating a mission around the 2019 Irish National Ploughing Championships and UK Dairy Day. If you think National Fieldays is big, think again. The Irish National Ploughing Championships attracts over 300,000 visitors. With similar pastoral farming systems to New Zealand, I believe that Ireland … Continue reading "Join leading New Zealand agritech businesses, researchers and capability providers at the 2019 Irish National Ploughing Championships and UK Dairy Day."
Global Market Access

LIVE from Salinas, California: The New Zealand agritech delegation arrive to support US specialty crop growers address a major crisis

Today a large delegation of experienced New Zealand agri robotic and automation researchers and entrepreneurs arrived in Salinas, Northern California. We are here to meet Agritech New Zealand partner, Western Growers, the largest producers of fresh produce in North America.  That’s 50%+ of all fresh vegetables, 50%+ of all fresh fruits, 50%+ of all organics. … Continue reading "LIVE from Salinas, California: The New Zealand agritech delegation arrive to support US specialty crop growers address a major crisis"