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Find out what’s happening right now in New Zealand’s business and innovation ecosystem. Learn about upcoming events, new corporate challenges, funding rounds, applications for incubators and accelerators, Scale-Up NZ updates, and industry news.

Techweek Taranaki in Stratford puts focus on farming for future
Techweek Taranaki in Stratford puts focus on farming for future

Industry News

Techweek Taranaki in Stratford puts focus on farming for future

Techweek Taranaki in Stratford puts focus on farming for future

Industry Events

Techweek 2022 returns to Taranaki for its fifth year from May 16 to 22, with various events on offer to spotlight and celebrate Taranaki and Aotearoa tech innovations. A headliner event of the week is the AgriTech Expo and Conference: Farming our Future, hosted by Venture and Taranaki Catchment Communities, with the support of Baker Tilly and Callaghan Innovation.

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Technical innovation to revolutionise forestry
Technical innovation to revolutionise forestry

Industry News

Technical innovation to revolutionise forestry

Technical innovation to revolutionise forestry

Stories of Innovation

An innovative high-tech approach to forestry management is set to transform New Zealand’s forestry industry, Forestry Minister Stuart Nash and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced today. The Government is backing Precision Silviculture, a $25.5 million, seven-year programme led by Forest Growers Research Limited. Nash says the investment is part of the Government’s wider plan to provide economic security to workers and businesses, with higher skilled and high-wage jobs that support a low-emissions economy.

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Plant-based food company in Kāpiti granted million-dollar loan by Government to boost production
Plant-based food company in Kāpiti granted million-dollar loan by Government to boost production

Industry News

Plant-based food company in Kāpiti granted million-dollar loan by Government to boost production

Plant-based food company in Kāpiti granted million-dollar loan by Government to boost production

Successfully Closed Rounds

A dairy giant’s former factory is now home to a food company with sustainability at its heart – and it’s just been granted a million-dollar loan from the Government to keep up the good work. Kāpiti Sustainable Foods makes plant-based foods and meat alternatives, and in an announcement at the factory on Tuesday, Minister for Economic and Regional Development Stuart Nash said it would receive a loan of up to $1.25 million from the Government’s Regional Strategic Partnership Fund.

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The need for support to bring critical Kiwi health technologies to market
The need for support to bring critical Kiwi health technologies to market

Industry News

The need for support to bring critical Kiwi health technologies to market

The need for support to bring critical Kiwi health technologies to market

Stories of Innovation

Innovation and commercialisation de-risks government investment into health research If we learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s how critical it is that the world’s research, science and innovation (RSI) systems are able to move quickly to get health technologies to market. Innovators worldwide acted fast to bring new healthtech, like reimagined emergency ventilators, vaccines and testing equipment, to the market at a time when we needed it most.

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New Zealand's Tech Story launched and live after two year effort
New Zealand's Tech Story launched and live after two year effort

Industry News

New Zealand's Tech Story launched and live after two year effort

New Zealand's Tech Story launched and live after two year effort

Industry Events

New Zealand technology exporters have a new story to tell and new tools to tell it with following the launch of the New Zealand Tech Story. The story, which aims to create a compelling, consistent way of promoting New Zealand's technology capabilities to the world, was launched today by the government's Digital Technology ITP (industry transformation plan) and partners to a virtual crowd of around 800.

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The Hamilton startup transforming coffee cups and soft plastics into gib board
The Hamilton startup transforming coffee cups and soft plastics into gib board

Industry News

The Hamilton startup transforming coffee cups and soft plastics into gib board

The Hamilton startup transforming coffee cups and soft plastics into gib board

Stories of Innovation

SaveBoard has the backing of a major logistics company and is selling into a market short on in-demand building supplies. But even its CEO says the low-carbon building materials startup can’t save the industry. For the last 10 weeks, every two-and-a-half minutes a factory in the Hamilton suburb of Te Rapa has been churning out building materials made from the sorts of plastic waste that our food, drinks, packages and mail come in.

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