Agritech Activator

Accelerating the growth of New Zealand agritech

The New Zealand government is working with industry partners to unleash the true power of our agritech companies.

Driven by the Agritech Industry Transformation Plan and with sector-wide support, we’re accelerating the global growth of these innovative agritech businesses.

Cultivating solutions for global need

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Right now, the world needs to feed more people than ever. New Zealand is responding with ingenuity that meets the challenges of demand, environmental standards and a changing climate. Combining respect and understanding of the land and sea with advanced technology, New Zealand agritech delivers real results because we are powered by place.


Through targeted tools, advocacy and support, along with connection into local and international networks, New Zealand’s agritech businesses can accelerate their success.

Online tools

  • Agritech Support Explorer

    Designed to help agritech businesses navigate the rapidly evolving funding and support landscape with easy-to-access and tailored information.
  • Agritech Knowledge Hub

    Explore the world of agritech innovation in New Zealand with this comprehensive database of technology businesses developing agritech solutions.
  • Funded Projects Register

    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.


  • Scale for global growth.

    Scale for Global Growth

    Helping New Zealand agritech businesses rapidly pursue commercial success in international markets through fundamental capability development and an export focussed outlook.
  • Global Signals workshops & expertise.

    Global Signals Workshops & Expertise

    Developing the agritech industry comfort and use of foresighting, and how to integrate these insights into business planning.
  • Farm2050.


    A Nutrient Technology Trialling study that aims to identify, validate and demonstrate, at scale, promising nutrient-management technologies across multiple farm/crop systems.
  • Controlled environment agriculture.

    Controlled Environment Agriculture

    Exploring and supporting the development of market opportunities for emerging technologies used in vertical farming or indoor agriculture operations.
  • Remote Sensing Technology.

    Remote Sensing Technology

    Standing up an ecosystem of tech companies, researchers and sector support services around the operators of drones, satellites or aircraft used in the agriculture sector.
  • Finistere Aotearoa Fund.

    Finistere Aotearoa Fund

    Launch of the Specialised Agritech Venture Capital Fund, a $40 million joint between New Zealand Capital Growth Partners and Finistere fund to help address investment gaps across the agritech sector.
  • Horticulture Technology Catalyst.

    Horticulture Technology Catalyst

    Creating and curating New Zealand’s horticulture technology sector to become a high-growth, innovative industry cluster.
  • Data Interoperability.

    Data Interoperability

    Enabling the agritech sector to be driven by single-capture, multi-use data that can be distributed seamlessly and securely to protect our environment, increase productivity and strengthen our economy.

Stay in the loop

Agritech News and Events

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.

Latest news

Posted 03 Nov 2023

Scouting solutions - The future of disease monitoring

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Posted 20 Oct 2023

Mapping & Zapping our way to sustainable weed control

Posted 10 Oct 2023

Delegation returns from Harvesting Tomorrow: Hort Automation Market Immersion

Upcoming events

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.

Register to join this event

07 Apr – 13 Apr 2024

Chile Agritech Immersion Programme & Field Days Latin America

Celebrating success

Agritech Success Stories

New Zealand’s agritech companies are creating solutions for a better world. Our innovative minds and future-focussed ideas are answering challenges faced by the global market.

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