Beyond Number 8

Kiwis are proud of their Number 8 wire mentality – their ability to innovate with the most basic materials, including the ubiquitous fencing wire. But in the 21st century, science and technology have provided tools we never imagined, opening up new horizons for primary sector innovation.

In this series, Lincoln Agritech looks at the challenges and opportunities ahead of our agritech sector. Where is it headed? What opportunities beckon? And how can we make sure New Zealand agritech is ready and able to take advantage of them?

Senior Lincoln Agritech staff lead discussions with industry and political leaders, looking at the issues, and discussing how we innovate beyond Number 8.

  • What is NZ's Agritech Opportunity?

    Agritech contributes about $1.4 billion to New Zealand’s economy – but how big is the potential for innovation and growth? And are our agritech entrepreneurs up to it? Peter Barrowclough talks with Nicky Malloy of Callaghan Innovation and Dean Tilyard of Finestere Ventures about going global and aiming high.

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