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Substantial growth expected in the New Zealand agritech sector

Kiwis can expect to see substantial growth in the agritech sector in the next 12 months, AgritechNZ chief executive Peter Wren-Hilton says. Recent research suggests that New Zealand had approximately $1.4 billion worth of agritech exports in 2018 and was growing at a compound annual growth rate of four percent but New Zealand is underperforming … Continue reading "Substantial growth expected in the New Zealand agritech sector"
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NZ can do better on digital privacy

New Zealand can do better than to accept that just two percent of people trust social media to look after their information, when 75 percent of Kiwis go ahead anyway, Digital Identity NZ executive director Andrew Weaver says. He was commenting on Symantec’s latest Insights Report which shines a light on the challenge Kiwis face … Continue reading "NZ can do better on digital privacy"
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NZ agritech the big hit at Melbourne’s EvokeAg event (NZ firm wins pitch competition)

Melbourne – Almost 100 Kiwi agritech specialists, entrepreneurs, agribusiness leaders and support agencies have joined 1000 delegates at the international EvokeAg food & farm futures conference in Melbourne this week. Making up almost 10 percent of the attendees at this globally focused conference shows the significance for agritech for New Zealand and its future, AgritechNZ executive director … Continue reading "NZ agritech the big hit at Melbourne’s EvokeAg event (NZ firm wins pitch competition)"
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International acquisitions sign of Kiwi tech success

New Zealand tech firms have produced continued growth in offshore business throughout 2018, NZTech Graeme Muller says. Australia continues to offer plenty of opportunity for New Zealand businesses for growth through acquisition and Kiwis saw at least three tech acquisitions in the past year including global Kiwi fintech business, Transaction Services Group, making yet another … Continue reading "International acquisitions sign of Kiwi tech success"
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Kiwis starting to embrace digital identity

NZTech will launch New Zealand’s first formal digital identity organisation in Auckland on Monday. Digital Identity NZ, a group of organisations and government agencies, has been set up to connect everyone in New Zealand that cares about digital identity.
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Major NZ clean tech company head in NZ to promote biotech

The founder of one of New Zealand’s biggest biotech companies, Dr Sean Simpson, is back in New Zealand this week attending key board meetings for the next wave of Kiwi success stories, BiotechNZ executive director Zahra Champion says. Simpson, the founder of LanzaTech which started life in a Kiwi basement in 2005 and has gone on to … Continue reading "Major NZ clean tech company head in NZ to promote biotech"
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NZ on cusp of world-first biotech production surge

New Zealand’s biotech industry is on the cusp of a massive surge, boosting the economy and exports through the growth of new world technologies, including the use of gene technology, BiotechNZ executive director Dr Zahra Champion says. The OECD has estimated the potential contribution of the bio-economy to New Zealand’s GDP will climb to $NZ182 … Continue reading "NZ on cusp of world-first biotech production surge"