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Fonterra and LIC launch Agrigate

On Friday, I attended the launch of the Agrigate Data Platform. It is an exciting new joint venture between Fonterra and the Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC). It was great to see New Zealand’s two largest dairy co-operatives working together to bring the Agrigate platform to farmers. The platform’s dashboard aggregates data from multiple sources allowing individual farmers to not only [...]

By |February 20th, 2017|AgTech|0 Comments

Fonterra Farm Source Activate 2.0 – The Latest Status Update

Applications to enter the Fonterra Farm Source Activate 2.0 event have been arriving ever since the initiative was first announced last Wednesday. Wharf42 would like to thank its friends at New Zealand’s AgTech Accelerator, Sprout, Callaghan Innovation & NZVIF for helping spread the word. Awesome work guys. Plus of course the amazing team at Fonterra Farm Source who are putting [...]

By |February 14th, 2017|AgTech|0 Comments

LIC Innovation Farm to host Farming2020

Drones, robotic technologies, and automated on-farm sensors – they’re all on display near Hamilton, as LIC’s Innovation Farm plays host to the agricultural showcase ‘Farming2020’. Farming 2020 is among the signature events included as part of an inaugural three-day event, Techweek17, which takes place from Tuesday 9 May. Meet some of the LIC Innovation Farm team Wayne McNee, [...]

By |February 13th, 2017|Farming2020, Wharf42|0 Comments

Are you ready to engage with Fonterra? Introducing Activate 2.0.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Fonterra Farm Source Activate 2.0 Terms and Conditions Wharf42 is delighted to be working with the team at Fonterra’s Farm Source, to assist with the launch of Fonterra’s Farm Source initiative, Activate 2.0 Fonterra Farm Source: Sponsoring Activate 2.0 Fonterra is seeking to work with innovative partners with solutions that help farmers make the most of [...]

By |February 8th, 2017|AgTech|0 Comments

Have you signed up for the 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program & Conference?

The 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program & Conference is now just two months away. (3-6 April). It’s time to sign up and start to prepare for the some of the amazing opportunities that this year’s Program offers. Salinas Valley - The Salad Bowl of America Firstly, the Program. This year’s Program has been expanded to include content [...]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

Wharf42 appointed InnoHub AgTech Venture Partner

On Friday, Wharf42 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with Xiaohui Xu, Director of New Zealand-based InnoHub Holdings Limited. The signing was witnessed by Hongbo Xu, founder and CEO of Guangzhou-based innovation incubator, InnoHub. At the signing of the MOU in Auckland This is significant news for the New Zealand AgTech sector and a major primer for the [...]

By |February 1st, 2017|AgTech|0 Comments

WNT Ventures invests in AgTech start-up, HelixID

Tauranga-based technology incubator, WNT Ventures, has invested into HelixID. HelixID is a Kiwi AgTech start-up developing a ground-breaking wearable technology platform for cows. New Zealand dairy cows waiting for their HelixID wearable tech The investment gives the management team at WNT, the opportunity to work with HelixID partner, the Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC), as well as the team [...]

By |January 9th, 2017|WNT Ventures|0 Comments

Wharf42 announce the launch of the Farming2020 Initiative

It’s with great pleasure (and some relief) that we can finally announce the launch of the Farming2020 initiative. You can learn more by visiting the dedicated website at www.farming2020.nz Earlier this year, New Zealand hosted its first ever Techweek. It was a great 7 days. Techweek 2016 had an Auckland focus (it was funded by ATEED), with over 55 events [...]

By |December 12th, 2016|Farming2020|0 Comments

Talking about the future of NZ Dairy in Silicon Valley

I’m delighted to be joining James Wilde, North American NZTE Ag-business guru, on stage at the 2017 Silicon Valley Forum AgTech Conference next April. The Conference takes place at the Plug and Play Tech Center on Thursday 6th April. We are talking about ‘The Modern Farm: NZ Dairy and Animal Management in the 21st Century’. It provides James and myself [...]

By |November 29th, 2016|AgTech|1 Comment

WNT Ventures is hiring!

WNT Ventures is a Tauranga-based, technology incubator and is the investor of choice for many researchers, CRI's, universities and privately owned organisations and corporations. We have a growing portfolio and a great team of people, known for our strong national and international networks, strategic and investment capability as well as our collaborative, partnership approach to investing into science-led technology. Tauranga [...]

By |November 16th, 2016|WNT Ventures|0 Comments