What a great start to 2019 for the biotech community.
Firstly I want to personally congratulate two of our outstanding women, Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble, CNZM, was made a Dame in this year’s New Year Honours for services to science, and Dr Siouxsie Wiles, of Auckland, will be a Member of the said Order, for services to microbiology and science communication.
Key benefits of attending the BIO International Convention include, access to global biotech and pharma leaders via BIO’s one-to-one partnering, exposure to industry thought-leaders, and unparalleled networking opportunities with 16,000+ attendees from 67 countries.
BIOTechNZ invites you to join the New Zealand delegation to this, the most significant biotech event in the world. Contact Kimberlee Jordan if you are interested in exhibiting at the New Zealand Pavilion and leverage the strength of the New Zealand brand.
For all non members this is a great opportunity to join BIOTechNZ as we have organised discounts for the Convention Access and Partnering passes.
Market Insights Report
The last data collected on the New Zealand biotechnology sector was in 2011. BIOTechNZ is planning to conduct a Market Insights Report in 2019 and we are looking for partners to support this piece of work. It important that all players in the industry work together to highlight the areas of expertise and growth opportunities to the New Zealand Government. Please contact me if you are interested in supporting this essential resource.
The New Zealand Biotechnology Event of the Year
Planning for the BIOTechNZ Annual Conference is going well, dates will be confirmed shortly. The Annual Conference will bring together our passionate community underpinned by science and technology, to investigate some of the world’s agricultural, environmental and health issues.
BIOTechNZ Annual Conference exhibition and partnership opportunities
BIOTechNZ will host an exhibition area, which is an effective way to bring together like-minded people of our industry. All refreshments and hosting at the conference will be held around exhibitors to give them, and attendees additional networking opportunities. Contact Nick Elias for further information.
News and Events
Have your say on new rules for medicines and medical devices for therapeutic products announced by the Minister of Health, Hon Dr David Clark . Contribute to the Therapeutic Products Bill consultation open until 18 April.
Join the New Zealand pavilion at BIO 2019, 3-6 June in Philadelphia, celebrating globally important innovations in biotech, contact Kimberlee Jordan for more information .Keep up to date with all relevant biotech events regularly updated on our event page.
The Biological Sciences Department, University of Auckland has top academic students from the Bioscience Enterprise Programlooking for Summer internships. For more information contact Mia Jullig.
Master Thesis Company partnerships are also required.
Apply for assistance with your R&D activities Callaghan Innovation offers student grants to help access New Zealand undergraduate and postgraduate students who can assist in R&D projects. Funding is also available.
Register for the 2019 Sprout Accelerator. Learn what’s involved, eligibility, how it works and other FAQs. The Flux Accelerator is also currently accepting applications.
Visit the website of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor to stay up to date on their work and celebration of science in New Zealand.
Attend Women Aren’t Broken, The Tech Industry Is, 11 February, Auckland. Covering the skills gap in the tech industry, why women don’t want to work in tech and how to make the industry more attractive to women.
Register to attend the Future Government Summit, 26-27 February. The summit examines how we can enable an entrepreneurial government and create a roadmap for the future.