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Farming2020 – Free exhibitor space available to NZ AgTech startups. Apply here

At Wharf42, we are gearing up for what is one of Techweek 2017’s premier innovation events – Farming2020. Farming2020 is being hosted at the LIC Innovation Farm, located just outside Hamilton and runs from Tuesday 9th – Thursday 11th May. This three-day event includes an Exhibition Marquee, where some of New Zealand’s most innovative AgTech startups and emerging businesses will [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|Farming2020|0 Comments

Techweek17, Farming2020 & Silicon Valley – Grasping the Opportunity

Yesterday, the Techweek17 national organising team formally launched the portal that will be the focus point for the 100+ events that will light up New Zealand’s innovation scene during Techweek17 in May. You can view the formal media release that accompanied the launch here. It was great that the team acknowledged Farming2020 as one of Techweek17’s signature events. It was [...]

By |March 13th, 2017|Farming2020|0 Comments

Ambassador Tim Groser to Join the NZ AgTech delegation in Silicon Valley

I’m delighted to confirm that New Zealand’s Ambassador to the USA, Tim Groser, intends to join the New Zealand delegation attending the 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program and Conference, in early April. Ambassador Groser is looking to visit San Francisco from 2 – 4 April. This will take in the Kiwi delegation welcome party on Sunday 2 April and [...]

By |February 26th, 2017|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

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|1 Comment

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