About BIOTechNZ

We connect innovators, investors, regulators, researchers and social entrepreneurs to further biotech in NZ


Previously known as NZBIO, BioTech New Zealand (BioTechNZ) joined the New Zealand Tech Alliance in July 2018. Our vision is to maximise New Zealands’ bioscience and technology capability to create a strong New Zealand bioeconomy.

We are a purpose driven, membership-funded organisation. Our diverse range of members all share a desire to maximise the ways biotech can help address many of the world’s agricultural, environmental and health problems. Our organisation is governed by an Executive Council.

BioTechNZ’s Charter is the community’s founding document. It sets out our purpose and the framework for how we operate.

What we do

We connect innovators, investors, regulators, researchers, social entrepreneurs and interested public.  

We also help raise awareness and increase understanding of biotechnology to enable our nation to embrace the best opportunities biotech offers to us daily, helping us live better, healthier and more productive lives.

We take a practical, but information and evidence-based approach, focusing on harnessing the opportunities and addressing the issues. We draw on the active contributions of all members. This approach is intended to balance the dual aims of:

  1. Clearly identifying the real issues to be addressed so actions have maximum effect, and
  2. Moving to action rapidly.

We are a neutral centre of gravity for discussion, debate, policy development and collaboration around biotechnology in New Zealand.