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Get connected through the month of April


Wow!  Another great month for the biotech sector, with a big congratulations to microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles who has been named New Zealander of the Year. Wiles has been the public face of the Covid-19 pandemic, helping people to understand what it is and the science behind it.

The NZ Hi-Tech Awards finalists were announced, with BioTechNZ members Revolution Fibres a finalist in four of the categories and Anagenix a contender for the Most Innovative Deep Tech Solution. Come and celebrate the tech industry in New Zealand at the Hi-Tech Awards on 28 May 2021. Buy your ticket here

April is full of networking events for the biotech sector and for BioTechNZ, which is building strong relationships within the community and is an enabler of creating new business opportunities. 

Auckland Networking Opportunity
Bioscience Enterprise Programme – Sabre Celebration and Networking Event PLUS hear from a panel of our Bioscience Enterprise alumni
  16 April, Friday, Auckland 

I am delighted to invite you on behalf of the IIB and Bioscience Enterprise to our next evening forum in our series of networking events, the Sabre Celebration, to recognise the latest cohort of Master of Bioscience Enterprise graduates who have just submitted their theses and to award the AJPark IP Prize.

Date: Friday 16 April
Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: SBS Reception Lounge, at the IIB and SBS entrance to the Thomas Building, 3a Symonds Street
Cost: Free 

Christchurch Networking Opportunity
Advances in Crop Biocontrol

22 April, Thursday, Christchurch

Please join BioTechNZ and Plant & Food Research in exploring advances in crop biocontrol. This free in-person member event will highlight the technologies inherent in local companies and facilitate relationships for co-innovation for New Zealand. This engaging workshop is designed to connect the many players engaged in the development and commercial application of biological control products for crop protection.

The programme includes:

  • Global trends in crop bioprotection
  • Investment options and business models that have favoured co-innovation of biological control products (international speaker)
  • Multiple presentations from local companies on their biological control
  • Biofermentation in New Zealand

Date: Thursday 22 April
Time: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location:  Canterbury Agriculture & Science Centre, Gerald St, Lincoln, Christchurch
Cost: Free  

Register for this event here

Proudly sponsored by: Plant & Food Research

Have a great April, and stay safe.

Zahra Champion
Executive Director

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