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Climate Tech Summit Aotearoa

This premier event showcases the brightest minds and most groundbreaking climate technologies emerging from New Zealand, aimed at tackling our planet’s most pressing challenge: climate change.

Hear from world-leading speakers who are at the forefront of climate science and tech innovation. Whether you’re an industry professional, a budding entrepreneur, or simply a concerned citizen eager to learn about practical solutions to global issues, this summit is the perfect platform to gain insights, foster collaborations, and be inspired.

The event will feature:

  • Pitches and insights from New Zealand’s most exciting established climate tech companies with a focus on those based in Te Upoko o Te Ika a Māui, Wellington
  • Discussions with climate-focused investors from Australia, Asia and New Zealand about how to invest in clean technology, trends and opportunities
  • Expert panel: How to feed 10 billion people
  • Expert panel: How to sell NZ Tech to the world
  • A showcase of startups from Creative HQ’s Climate Response Accelerator
  • Thought-provoking talks from industry leaders from around the world
  • Networking with company founders, investors and employers


  • Mick Liubinskas: CEO Climate Salad, Australia’s Climate Tech Industry
  • Phil Morle: Partner at Main Sequence Ventures, Asia Pacific’s largest deep tech venture capital firm, co-founded by Australia’s National Science Agency – CSIRO.
  • Louise Aitken: Partner at Deloitte, Sustainability, Climate & Nature
  • Sean Simpson: Founder at LanzaTech
  • Maria Jose (MJ) Alvarez: Managing Partner at WNT Ventures
  • James Palmer: Blackbird Ventures

Plus – Daisy Lab, OpenStar, BSpkl, CarbonScape, Aspiring Materials, Cogo, Zincovery and lots more.

Be inspired by the future renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and carbon reduction technologies. Engage with thought leaders, innovators, and policymakers. Explore how technology can not only mitigate but also adapt our world to a changing climate.

The summit will run from 2 pm to 5 pm with networking afterwards. We are also hosting an investor breakfast on the morning of the summit from 8:30 am – 11 am for current or aspiring investors.  Please only purchase tickets for the breakfast if you are an investor.

This is a one-off event and capacity is limited!

If you can join us in Wellington, consider attending Electrify on 19th June, also at the St James Theatre.  Powered by the Ministry of Awesome its focus is to empower women founders.



Jun 20
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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St James Theartre
St James Theatre, 87/77 Courtenay Place, Te Aro
Wellington, New Zealand
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