Who We Are

Established in 1964, Lincoln Agritech is a multidisciplinary research and development company owned by Lincoln University, that delivers leading-edge science and engineering knowledge and technologies into environmental, primary, processing and new materials applications.

Our passion is to inquire and innovate, to drive new science, and to create novel technologies that will keep our clients at the forefront of their fields. Through a combination of government-funded science programmes, contract research and consultancy; examples of our work can be found throughout New Zealand and internationally - from fundamental research with local and central government on environmental water quality, the delivery of extension workshops in precision agriculture, to the development of bespoke sensor technologies for new high tech product lines.

Lincoln Agritech is a vibrant organisation with over 45 staff, including scientists, research engineers, and software developers, working across our Lincoln and Hamilton sites. Our people work closely with industry, governments, iwi, and communities delivering fresh perspectives and knowledge to leave a lasting legacy of positive change. From better business to a better world, our science solves real issues, making a major difference to the New Zealand economy, people and environment. 

Quick Facts

  • Independent R&D provider to the private sector and government
  • 40+ Research Scientists and Engineers directly employed
  • Offices in Lincoln and Hamilton
  • 100% owned by Lincoln University, but with independent mandate and board
  • Distinct from Lincoln University’s research and commercialisation office

What We Do

We combine our engineering and science expertise with practical industry insight across the primary value chain to deliver new knowledge and solve complex real world problems.

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Lincoln Agritech was founded in 1964; then known as the New Zealand Agricultural Engineering Institute (NZAEI) it was formed to undertake applied research to accelerate the development and adoption of new agricultural engineering innovation by New Zealand’s primary sector.

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Our Research Collaborations

Research Collaborations

Lincoln University

Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university and for more than 138 years, has focused on improving New Zealand’s land-based knowledge, wealth and productivity.

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