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NZTech and NZBio combine tech forces

Jackie Clark
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Media Release

New Zealand is beginning to witness unprecedented opportunities in areas of technology convergence as cutting-edge and world-first technology continues to accelerate and merge.

NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says New Zealand has a history of innovation in the biotech and biosciences areas, often driven by strong Kiwi foundations in the primary sectors.

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AI and IoT changing the face of NZ dairying

Jackie Clark
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Agritech, AI Forum, Media Release, NZ IoT Alliance

A fledgling New Zealand agritech company run by a rising Kiwi entrepreneur who has worked for Rocket Lab has raised $8 million, from Silicon Valley venture capital firm Data Collective, which is likely to result in massive changes to the nation’s burgeoning dairy industry.

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100TechWomen project launching this month

Jackie Clark
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Media Release, TechWomen

TechWomen will this month launch 100TechWomen which will feature a collection of inspiring stories from New Zealand’s brightest female tech talent from around the country.

Edwina Mistry, executive director of TechWomen, says the launch is designed to inspire the future generation of women in tech and celebrate the contribution of women in the tech industry.

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Massive impact of IoT expected in NZ and globally

Jackie Clark
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Media Release, NZ IoT Alliance

The enormity and massive impact internet of things (IoT) will have around New Zealand globally has just been sheeted home in a new report which says spending will hit $US1.2 trillion by 2022.

Analyst firm IDC has announced the findings its latest Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide.

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ShadowTech wins award – go women in tech!

Georgia Taylor
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Media Release, ShadowTech, TechWomen

The TechWomen programme ShadowTech won the engaging youth in ICT gong at the annual New Zealand CIO awards in Auckland last night.

The initiative run by TechWomen, part of the NZTech community, provides years 9 to 11 schoolgirls an opportunity to experience what working in a tech job is like, encouraging them onto education pathways that lead into tech related roles. Only 23 percent of New Zealand females work in tech, the fastest growing sector in New Zealand.

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Low decile students outperforming higher decile schools

Georgia Taylor
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EdTech, Media Release

A cluster of low decile Northland schools is on track to outperform many higher decile schools around New Zealand through digital learning.

Students in the Te Puawai cluster – which includes Manaia View School, Whau Valley Primary, Te Kura o Otangarei, Whangarei Intermediate, Tikipunga High School and Hikurangi Primary School – are making faster progress in learning than the average New Zealand school, according to a report by the University of Auckland’s Woolf Fisher Research Centre.

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NZ will be less competitive with less government R&D support

Georgia Taylor
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Media Release, NZTech News

Hundreds of fledgling New Zealand tech companies will feel the pinch if stimulating research and development grants are replaced with tax credits, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

Muller says tax credits have a place but New Zealand needs to be as competitive as other countries if it wants a faster growing economy.

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Technology business leader Mitchell Pham to be celebrated with Kea World Class New Zealand Award

Jackie Clark
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FinTech, Media Release, NZTech News

New Zealand’s most prestigious celebration of individual achievement, the Kea World Class New Zealand (WCNZ) Awards, has today announced six of its 2018 award recipients.

In addition to Pham, this year’s winners include innovator and engineer, Peter Beck; AI trailblazer Mark Sagar; award-winning actor and producer Cliff Curtis; prominent Earth scientist Dr Delwyn Moller; and art world powerhouse Jennifer Flay.

The Supreme Award (won last year by Sir Peter Jackson and Lady Fran Walsh), and Friend of New Zealand Award (won last year by Pippa Lady Blake), will be announced at a Gala Dinner at Auckland’s Viaduct Events Centre on Thursday 21st June.

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Launch of NZ tech and innovation story UpStarters

Jackie Clark
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Media Release

The New Zealand Tech and Innovation Story, the UpStarters, launched this morning by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Techweek ’18, is a key milestone in supporting our tech and innovation companies to promote themselves on the world stage.

See a video of the PM attending the Techweek opening as a hologram:  https://bit.ly/2IT9zzs

The UpStarters story was created to form a compelling, consistent and coherent way of sharing New Zealand’s tech and innovation capabilities internationally. Over time, this story will help build New Zealand’s reputation as a credible source of world-class innovation and technology solutions.

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Challenges and urgent solutions needed for NZ agritech

Jackie Clark
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Agritech, Media Release

New Zealand’s agri sector is facing challenges that require urgent solutions, the inaugural executive director of the new Agritech New Zealand organisation Peter Wren-Hilton says.

AgritechNZ, as a major part of the NZTech alliance, will launch during Techweek this week.

Wren-Hilton is founder of Wharf42 in Tauranga. He runs major agritech conferences in New Zealand and offshore and connects early stage New Zealand agritech companies with international markets.

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