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Bioresource Processing Alliance Māori Innovation Forum

This event is not run by an association in the Tech Alliance, but may be of interest to some members.

The Bioresource Processing Alliance (BPA) is a research and development (R&D) programme funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). The BPA is made up of researchers from Scion, AgResearch, Plant & Food Research, Callaghan Innovation and universities and we work with primary sector biological by-products and secondary streams to turn these into high value products. Our goals are to increase revenue for New Zealand, reduce volumes of material that are currently going to landfill, given away or sold for little value and to increase capability in New Zealand scientists in companies and research organisations.

Goals of Forum:

  • To encourage Māori groups to consider ways to generate additional income from their biological by-products and secondary streams from primary sector assets
  • To look for opportunities to link traditional Māori knowledge with bioprocessing science and engineering to create economic, environmental and social benefits
  • To find ways to minimise wastage, increase yield or create other environmental benefits from R&D projects
  • To look for ways to foster collaborative projects between groups with complementary interests
  • To find creative ways of enhancing capability of Māori researchers and staff in organisations
  • To showcase BPA projects and BPA partners’ capability to increase attendees’ understanding of available expertise for BPA and non-BPA activities


  • 9.30am: Registration and morning tea
  • 10.00am: Mihi Whakatau
  • 10.15am: Opening address and BPA objectives
  • 10.25am: Capability overview of BPA partners and collaborators
  • 11.55am: Case studies
  • 12.25pm to 2.00pm: Close, lunch (courtesy of the BPA), networking and informal discussions

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Aug 31
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Titokorangi Drive (formerly Long Mile Rd)
Rotorua, New Zealand
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