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New Zealand AgTech intensifies its focus on the US market

Supporting the commercialisation of New Zealand AgTech is at the heart of much of what Wharf42 does. That task is being much easier by the increasing collaboration we are witnessing between New Zealand government agencies and the wider agribusiness sector. One clear example of this is the intensification of the sector's focus on the massive opportunities being offered in the [...]

By |September 25th, 2017|International|0 Comments

Plug and Play announce the launch of their AgriFood Tech Platform

On 9th November, Plug and Play will be hosting the launch of its brand new Corporate Innovation Platform – AgriFood Tech. The announcement was first made by Seena Amidi back in April during the 2016 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program visit to the Plug and Play Tech Center. It was one of the highlights of the Kiwi AgTech delegation’s week [...]

By |August 17th, 2016|AgTech|0 Comments

Are you joining the SV AgTech Immersion Program in 2017?

Once again, Wharf42 is working with Klaus and the team at Silicon Valley Forum to develop a major AgTech Immersion Program to Silicon Valley for Kiwi and other global AgTech companies. Mark the date: It will run from 3-7 April 2017. The format for next year’s program includes 3 days of meetings with the Silicon Valley and wider Northern California [...]

By |July 19th, 2016|AgTech|0 Comments

Let’s leverage New Zealand’s ‘hobbits and food’ reputation

At the recent launch of NZTech's 'Digital Nation New Zealand: From Tech Sector to Digital Nation’ report, Steven Joyce, New Zealand Economic Development Minister, said that in his view, Asian investors viewed NZ as "hobbits and food". He went on to say that more had to be done to tell the country's technology stories overseas. It was an interesting observation. [...]

By |July 6th, 2016|AgTech|0 Comments

The 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program: 3-7 April 2017

Wharf42 is delighted to announce that it is once again working with Klaus and the team at SVForum to help build the Program for the 2017 SVForum AgTech Immersion Program. This follows the highly successful 2016 SVForum AgTech Immersion Program and Conference which saw over 25 New Zealand AgTech companies and 4 Kiwi Universities and Crown Research Institutes spend a [...]

By |June 23rd, 2016|AgTech|0 Comments

VIDEO: Silicon Valley AgTech Panel discussion on the use of UAVs featuring Massey’s Ian Yule & Aeronavics, Linda Bulk

This is the final take in our series of videos taken during the SVForum AgTech Conference in Silicon Valley in April. The SVForum AgTech Conference featured a number of leading Kiwi thought leaders who either showcased their technology or participated in panels focused on very specific domains. Massey’s Ian Yule & Aeronavics, Linda Bulk both took part in the panel [...]

By |June 9th, 2016|AgTech|0 Comments

VIDEO: Silicon Valley AgTech Panel discussion with Kiwis Greg Jarvis, Richard Doohan & Colin Brown

This is the 2nd panel discussion video post on the Wharf42 blog from the recent New Zealand AgTech delegation to Silicon Valley. Yesterday, I posted the panel discussion video on Robotics and Sustainable Agriculture featuring New Zealand's very own AgTech specialists Dan Bloomer & Geoff Furniss. During last month’s 3-Day AgTech Immersion Program in the region and 1-day SVForum AgTech [...]

By |May 27th, 2016|AgTech|0 Comments

VIDEO: Sustainable Productivity Through Automation with Dan Bloomer & Geoff Furniss in Silicon Valley

This is the first in our series of Panel videos from the SVForum AgTech Conference, held in Silicon Valley, last month. The panel discussion addressed the challenges and opportunities facing the agriculture sector with the growth of intelligent robotic technologies. The panellists included: • Dan Bloomer, Page Bloomer Associates • Geoff Furniss, BBC Technologies • Andra Keay, Silicon Valley Robotics [...]

By |May 26th, 2016|AgTech|1 Comment

VIDEO: Agri Optics at the Silicon Valley AgTech Conference

This is the third in our series of videos taken during the recent SVForum AgTech Conference in Silicon Valley. Craige Mackenzie, CEO of Agri Optics, presented an excellent case study on precision agriculture and its benefits of applying field sensor data, climate data and aerial images on the paddock. Agri Optics is a great New Zealand precision agriculture story. Agri [...]

By |May 25th, 2016|AgTech|0 Comments

VIDEO: GPS-it at the Silicon Valley AgTech Conference

This is the second in our series of video presentations taken from the recent NZ Agtech tour of Silicon Valley. The tour included a full 3-Day AgTech Immersion Program when we met AgTech innovators, investors, farmers and accelerators, as well as the 1-Day SVForum AgTech Conference on 21 April at GSVLabs in Redwood City. The SVForum AgTech Conference gave New [...]

By |May 24th, 2016|AgTech|0 Comments