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Whatever happened to the plan to make Aotearoa a green tech giant?

Two decades on since ‘100% Pure’ New Zealand is slipping behind in environmental innovation. We need to act now to preserve our hard-won global image, writes James Araci. This year will be the 20th anniversary of New Zealand’s ‘100% Pure’ tourism campaign. Whatever you think of that slogan, there’s no doubt it has created billions of … Continue reading "Whatever happened to the plan to make Aotearoa a green tech giant?"
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New Zealand urgently needs a biotech strategy

Auckland – New Zealand urgently needs a biotech strategy because it is critical to the future of the country’s economy, BiotechNZ executive director Zahra Champion says.
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Be part of Scale-Up New Zealand

In April, Callaghan Innovation launches Scale-Up New Zealand, a free online platform with verified information on Aotearoa New Zealand’s vibrant innovation ecosystem.
BIOTechNZ News

Major NZ clean tech company head in NZ to promote biotech

The founder of one of New Zealand’s biggest biotech companies, Dr Sean Simpson, is back in New Zealand this week attending key board meetings for the next wave of Kiwi success stories, BiotechNZ executive director Zahra Champion says. Simpson, the founder of LanzaTech which started life in a Kiwi basement in 2005 and has gone on to … Continue reading "Major NZ clean tech company head in NZ to promote biotech"
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Cow stomach microbes could hold key for increased food and biofuel production

In the United Kingdom, researchers from The University of Edinburgh, The Roslin Institute and Scotland’s Rural College found that the types of microbes and enzymes in cow stomachs that help them digest plant-based diets into energy could prove useful for developing new biofuels as well as help meat and dairy production.
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The 2017 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes. Winners announced.

The Government of New Zealand introduced The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes in 2009 as a way of raising the profile and prestige of science among New Zealanders. There are five prizes in total with a combined value of 1 million dollars.