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Have a Merry Biotechnology Holiday

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We’ve almost made it to the end of the year, and what a year it’s been!

For BioTechNZ, 2020 it has certainly been a big year and I’d like to share with you a summary along with some key highlights:

We’ll be back in 2021, and some key updates for early in the new year will include:

  1. BioTechNZ’s 5 year strategic plan
  2. MedCan 2021 save the date
  3. Dunedin based networking event (sponsored by ASX) to be announced for Feb

Introducing the New Zealand Tech and Innovation Story
I’d also like to make a mention of an exciting new programme that NZTech is leading. The New Zealand Tech and Innovation Story is a marketing initiative that will be designed to promote and enhance our international reputation for delivering world-class solutions and present New Zealand as a compelling place for tech talent and investment. But to get started, we need your help!

If you could take 10 minutes to complete this survey it would be greatly appreciated (please feel free to share amongst your network also).

By completing this survey, you are playing a part in helping shape the narrative and the way we promote New Zealand’s tech and innovation capabilities internationally. The survey findings will be shared and will help form an integral part of developing the story we tell to the world.

To finish the year on a light hearted note

I know it’s hard to find original gifts for the holidays for those who love biotechnology, so here are some ideas for some stocking fillers:

Baking: Antibody cookie cutter Immunoglobulin biscuit cutters

Toys: Giant Microbes Plush Toy (COVID-19)

Picture: A portrait of your own DNA

Board Game: Viral

Clothing: CRISPR Whisperer T-shirt

Thank you all for your help and support in 2020, and I’m really looking forward to what 2021 will bring for the biotech sector.

Stay safe

Zahra Champion
Executive Director


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