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This week, I am looking forward to hosting our first physical NZTech member event in quite some time! Meeting in person is always a great way to connect, share and network. But more importantly, we will explore the work supporting the development of the Māori tech ecosystem and the opportunities for new digital skills pathways. If you’re in Wellington, please come along and join the discussion, register here.
Other highlights this week include a meeting of the Research and Development (R&D) Advisory Group to Inland Revenue where, alongside Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC, BDO and others, NZTech has an opportunity to provide direct feedback into the continued development and improvement of R&D policy.
Speaking of R&D, in case you missed it, the Government announced around budget time that they will be investing $250 million into two new grants to help companies increase their R&D. If you would like to learn more about the new Trailblazer Grant and the New to R&D Grant save the date for Tuesday 21 June. I am hosting an online event with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) policy team designing the grants. Come along to learn more or provide feedback into the design, registrations open soon.
Last week I joined AgriTechNZ’s planning day. It’s been two years since the Executive Council last met in person! We then joined the Hon Stuart Nash for dinner at Parliament to discuss shared challenges and the sector’s remarkable growth. View the highlights here.
As winter firmly takes hold, it’s the perfect time to catch up on your TechweekTV viewing, including:
- Celebrating Aotearoa’s inspiring Māori innovators | Play Stuff
- New Zealand’s Tech Story – three journey three months in
- Changing the way we work and embracing tikanga
- Inclusive and Ethical Digital Identity
- Women in AI and AI for the Environment
- Journey of a Kiwi startup to a global tech company
- Landing your tech business in the US in 2022
All the sessions are available to watch here on-demand.
PS: Don’t miss your chance to be at the forefront of New Zealand’s Digital Economy alongside local and international leaders – secure your spot to the Digital Trust Hui Taumata on 21 July at Te Papa, Wellington.