Working with worldwide industry and government partners we are accelerating the global growth of New Zealand agritech businesses and the uptake of innovation within the New Zealand agriculture sector.
Agritech Programmes & Tools
Agritech Activator has created targeted tools, advocacy and support, along with connection into local and international networks, designed to accelerate the success of New Zealand’s agritech businesses.
Agritech Support Explorer
Designed to help agritech businesses navigate the rapidly evolving funding and support landscape with easy-to-access and tailored information.
Explore the projects that have been previously funded by Callaghan Innovation, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, AGMARDT and Ministry for Primary Industries in support of New Zealand innovation and economic development.
Agritech Activator works closely with the agritech industry to support sector growth. Through events, workshops and networking opportunities, we ensure you’re up to speed with the latest thinking, news and industry developments.
Upcoming events & immersions
14 Feb – 22 Feb 2024
Western Australia Market Immersion
Kiwi agritech companies are invited to join the New Zealand delegation heading to evokeᴬᴳ Exceptional Edge two-day conference in Perth in February 2024.
Chile Agritech Immersion Programme & Field Days Latin America
Designed for New Zealand agritech companies, this seven-day immersion programme in Chile offers an opportunity to strengthen relationships with key dairy and livestock sector stakeholders from across Latin America.
Kiwi agritech start-up Bovonic is set to launch its novel milk sensors on farms across the North Island next month, a milestone that’s been in the works since founder Liam Kampshof began prototyping in his garage in 2021.
Scouting solutions - The future of disease monitoring
New Zealand research organisation, Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) is expanding its capabilities to suit the needs of Kiwi growers by working with Australian-based automated disease detection technology company, BioScout.
Australian precision fermentation startup Eden Brew, co-owned by dairy cooperative Norco, has successfully raised $24.4 million in a Series A funding round. The company has developed an ‘animal-free casein micelle’, a key component of dairy proteins, allowing it to replicate the sensory and nutritional qualities of traditional dairy products.
Delegation returns from Harvesting Tomorrow: Hort Automation Market Immersion
A Callaghan Innovation delegation of New Zealand agritech companies, growers, researchers and industry partners has returned back from a two-week market immersion to America’s West Coast capped off with attendance at the 2023 FIRA event.