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The rise of cleantech

There is an increasing interest in the role of tech in climate change and environmental sustainability. Callaghan Innovation recently reported a major increase in new funds and investment opportunities for cleantech innovators and an increasing number of developments in the New Zealand ecosystem.
NZTech’s Board has launched a new Sustainability Sub-Board which will hold its first meeting this week to develop direction for the NZTech Group’s approach to sustainability. What are we doing as an organisation, and what can we do to help ensure the tech ecosystem plays its part in creating a more sustainable and prosperous future for New Zealand?
Currently, the AI Forum has a research report in development, exploring current and potential uses of AI in New Zealand to help drive positive environmental outcomes. This report is expected to be launched in May during Techweek22.
Speaking of Techweek, please don’t forget to get involved! Techweek is a nationwide festival of tech and innovation events, both live and digital, showcasing and celebrating New Zealand innovation. You can still submit an event for Techweek22, 16 – 22 May 2022.
In other news, CERT’s latest quarterly update shows the highest incident report numbers since CERT launched.
If you’re interested in learning more about the 600 border exceptions for tech workers and what the recently announced changes to border settings may mean for you, please join Paul Matthews from IT Professionals and I on Wednesday at 11am to learn more. We will provide an update on the work we are doing to help develop immigration policy for tech workers and licensed immigration advisor, Jennifer DeWald-Harrison from PwC, will be available for questions. Register here.

Ngā mihi,

Graeme Muller

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