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Biotech an ailing area of NZ economy
With New Zealand aiming to make tech our number two export by 2025, and primary industry already our number one, we need a clear path forward.
28 Feb 2019
Agritech firm Engender acquired
heir backing as an international strategic partner will ensure that Engender can take its Kiwi innovation worldwide.”
22 Nov 2018
AU study looks at agritech challenges ahead
Barriers to adoption include infrastructure challenges such as a lack of connectivity, and the lack of strong value propositions.
06 Nov 2018
Agritech firm releases open-source water monitor built on Raspberry Pi
“Essentially we are giving away water management technology. There are very few people who understand how to design and build these technologies."
07 Sep 2018
Silicon Valley connection key to Kiwi growth, says expert
Graeme Muller says that he has returned from the Bay Area with an understanding of just how valuable the Kiwi-Cali connection will be.
04 Sep 2018
Vodafone trials regional plug-and-play connectivity in Australia
The plug-and-play device delivers 4G voice and data services in locations where commercial networks are not traditionally deployed.
03 Sep 2018
Agricultural robotics firm appoints new CEO as it prepares to go global
It was the right time to add a professional chief executive to a high-calibre team, especially after strong growth and funding.
03 Sep 2018
Agritech NZ signs historic agreement with US agritech firm
Agritech growth in New Zealand is now getting a helping hand thanks to a deal with US-based firm Western Growers.
30 Aug 2018
NZTech chief: Agritech could be a lifeline for exporters
We are on the cusp of some massive and exciting tech changes in our lives, says NZTech chief Graeme Muller.
30 Aug 2018
NZ agritech innovators touch down in Silicon Valley
Thirty of New Zealand’s agritech innovators have finally landed in Silicon Valley this week as they get ready to put their innovations to the test.
27 Aug 2018
Silicon Valley connection to boost NZ's agritech sector
An upcoming agritech conference in Silicon Valley may have a huge impact on New Zealand’s agritech sector, even from thousands of kilometres away.
09 Aug 2018
Fintech NZ drums up support for UK-NZ tech opportunities
“While New Zealand currently exports around $1.6 billion of traditional products to the UK, the big growth opportunity is hi-tech."
23 Jul 2018
The future of farming is in agritech, says Callaghan Innovation
“We’ve always had a number 8 wire culture in farming but it is crucial we power that up with science and technology," says Hemi Rolleston.
28 Jun 2018
Investor says agritech is a cash cow that ‘NZ can do better’
Agriculture as the very bones of NZ has seen an uprising in the number of startups in the agritech space - but this expert says we can do better.
23 May 2018
Kiwi agritech startup flourishes with homegrown legal marketplace
Looking to disrupt the kiwifruit industry, Acuris Systems employed the services of a fellow Kiwi startup's online legal marketplace.
22 May 2018
Tauranga’s innovation on display at Techweek ’18
Over 30 leaders from technology, scientific, agritech and social enterprise sectors will be speaking in a curated programme of 15 events.
21 May 2018
Yamaha invests in Tauranga-based robot company
Tauranga-based RPL is an early stage R&D company that develops robotics and automation solutions for highly variable agricultural environments.
26 Mar 2018
NZ's agritech sector is tech-savvy, but not looking to the future
New Zealand’s agritech sector is aware of what’s going on in the technology space, but are struggling to keep up with the pace of change.
01 Sep 2017
University brings robots to show and tell at Fieldays
"Robots never sleep, and this makes them ideal workers. They’ll do the menial work humans should no longer be expected to do."
01 Jun 2017
Mobile payroll service makes life easier for small agritech businesses
Simply Payroll recently signed a strategic partnership with Federated Farmers providing free set up, training and support for the mobile service.
27 Apr 2017
Agri-tech innovator TracMap carves path to 'business transformation' with GPE investment
Dunedin-based agri-tech company TracMap has scored investment from Genesis Private Equity, which will help boost GPS tech development.
14 Nov 2016
Frost & Sullivan tells: The $500+ million local agritech opportunity
The agritech market doesn’t really sound the domain of the traditional IT reseller, but tap into it in the right way, and there are riches to be had.
01 Nov 2016
How agritech is transforming New Zealand's agriculture industry
"There are also opportunities for the application of big data and analytics, particularly as speedy online transfers of data between farmers."
22 Sep 2016
Fieldays Innovation Accelerator showcases Kiwi tech
The Fieldays Innovation Accelerator is a new initiative sponsored by Callaghan Innovation and aims to help Kiwi innovators rise to the global stage.
27 May 2015