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Animal Health Curious Innovation series (Palmerston North)

Join #4 in our Animal Health Curious Innovation Series: Palmerston North

Aotearoa New Zealand’s rich agricultural history and economy is built on primary production with animals playing an important role in our lives. We’re seeing huge growth opportunities and new innovation in therapeutics and diagnostics for both productive and companion animals. We’re also experiencing increased development and uptake of digital animal health technologies.

BioTechNZ with the support of Callaghan Innovation and our regional sponsors Invetus and AgResearch invite you to our Animal Health Curious Networking Event on Wednesday 23 August. Plus, join us earlier for an optional tour of The Hopkirk Research Institute.

Why should you attend this event?

  • Do you work in the animal health space?
  • Or are you just curious about research activity in the animal health sector in Palmerston North?
  • Would you like to connect with like-minded animal curious people?
  • Are you an individual or company from another sector who is interested in understanding more about animal health needs and innovations?
  • Would you like to meet new contacts who may be able to support or inspire you with your animal health aspirations?
  • Do you believe New Zealand can be a global centre of excellence in Animal Health?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we’d love to see you at our next event! Please bring a friend, colleague or plus one who is interested in animal health to help build our animal health community network.

Event Details:

Tour of The Hopkirk Research Institute (Optional)

  • Date: Wednesday August 23
  • Time: 2.30pm – 3.15pm
  • Location: Turitea campus, Massey University. View Campus map. 
  • Event Type: Physical
  • Cost: Free 

Networking event:

  • Date: Wednesday August 23
  • Time:
    • 3:30pm Arrive, register and networking
    • 4.00pm Welcome, Zahra Champion BioTechNZ & Duncan Mackintosh Brandon Capital


      • Dr Shirli Notcovich, Invetus
      • Dr Sandeep Gupta, Agresearch
      • Marian Price-Carter, Agresearch
      • Dr Mallory Ross, Agresearch
      • Dr Richard Winkworth, Ampersand
      • John Higgins, Medical Collagen
    • 5:30pm Networking
    • 6.30pm Closing
  • Location: Conference Room 1, The Manawatu Golf Club, 19 Centennial Drive, Palmerston North.
  • Event Type: Physical
  • Cost: Free 

Event Series Dates:

Event #1: Wellington 18 May

Event #2: Hamilton 22 June

Event #3: Palmerston North 23 Aug

Event #4: Christchurch 8 August

Event #5: Dunedin 14 September

Event #6: Auckland 19 October

About this event series:

The Animal Health Curious Innovation series is connecting innovation, investment, partnerships and networking opportunities. Improving animal health requires a multi-disciplinary approach and our new event series aims to create greater connections, collaboration and increased research outcomes. This includes animal health professionals, industry, policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders.

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We respectfully ask that all participants planning to attend an in person event are healthy and well. Should you be unable to attend due to illness or isolation we request that you stay home. Please let us know if you are unable to attend by emailing with your name and the event date.



Aug 23
3:45 pm - 6:00 pm
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