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Agritech New Zealand

Agritech News: Shared opportunities

I’m writing this from my ancestral lands of Ireland where I’m visiting family and working remotely for a few weeks. Looking at New Zealand from afar always provides a fresh perspective.

I have been visiting with research and investment partners here in Ireland who share many of the ambitions we progress at home. It is salient to see Irish innovators addressing not just domestic challenges, but also global food challenges and food systems more common outside of Ireland. This is the same dynamic and growth path New Zealand agritech pursues so well and there is abundant opportunity to collaborate. For example, check out CropBiome and CropSafe. Connecting with key partners and the agritech ecosystems here is integral to advancing agritech in and from Aotearoa New Zealand. We believe there is significant potential to gain visibility of problems worth solving and resources to help solve them through these valuable networks.

I’d like to thank everyone who attended and participated in our Agritech Industry Transformation Plan ( ITP) Connect events over the past month. Growing the sector fourfold over the next eight years is a real challenge and we appreciate the input of those ready to face the challenge as an opportunity. Engaging in debate over the conditions to enable such growth and impact is a vital step in ensuring our ecosystem moves forward at pace.

Brendan O’Connell
Chief Executive, AgriTechNZ

Welcome to our new Members

At AgriTechNZ we have a wide and growing Membership base that spans the entire ecosystem. We’d like to send a warm welcome to the latest members to join our community in the past month.

Ministry for Primary Industries – the public service department of New Zealand charged with overseeing, managing and regulating the farming, fishing, food, animal welfare, biosecurity and forestry sectors of New Zealand’s primary industries.

Bo Studio – The team at Bo Studio help design user-friendly and intuitive experiences for farmers and growers ensuring they can more easily access and adopt technology, resources, products and services.

Croptide – The smartwatch for plants. Croptide has developed a novel sensor to precisely read plant status directly from the stem of plants such as grapevines and apple trees.

Contec Group International Ltd – Contec Group are leaders in milk supply chain management and provide software solutions for dairy processors and producers worldwide including their key product MADCAP.

Tātou Technologies – Specifically designed for vineyards and orchards, Tātou was created to manage the human side of growing, whilst unlocking valuable data which is lost on paper. One of Tātou’s core offerings is the simple management of hourly, group contract or piece-rate work.

4Technology – 4Technology provides the core workflow processes impacting track and trace and specialise in industries requiring visibility and transparency throughout the supply chain. Industries they focus on include Food & Beverage, Medical and Hardware.

Newfound Global – Newfound was created to help tech scaleups successfully expand to new markets avoiding the common mistakes and pitfalls often made at significant cost.

For latest news and events read the full newsletter here: Agritech News: Shared Opportunities

Agritech New Zealand Agritech New Zealand is an association of organisations and individuals that have come together to lead a programme of work, taking a key role in growing our country’s capability to maximise the opportunities enabled by agritech and address any challenges.