The need for support to bring critical Kiwi health technologies to market
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March 3, 2022

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

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Techweek Taranaki in Stratford puts focus on farming for future

Techweek Taranaki in Stratford puts focus on farming for future

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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

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Technical innovation to revolutionise forestry

Technical innovation to revolutionise forestry

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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

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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

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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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