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.
Cultivating solutions for global need
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.
Agritech Support ExplorerDesigned to help agritech businesses navigate the rapidly evolving funding and support landscape with easy-to-access and tailored information.
Agritech Knowledge HubExplore the world of agritech innovation in New Zealand with this comprehensive database of technology businesses developing agritech solutions.
Funded Projects RegisterExplore 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 GrowthHelping New Zealand agritech businesses rapidly pursue commercial success in international markets through fundamental capability development and an export focussed outlook.
Global Signals Workshops & ExpertiseDeveloping the agritech industry comfort and use of foresighting, and how to integrate these insights into business planning.
Farm2050A Nutrient Technology Trialling study that aims to identify, validate and demonstrate, at scale, promising nutrient-management technologies across multiple farm/crop systems.
Controlled Environment AgricultureExploring and supporting the development of market opportunities for emerging technologies used in vertical farming or indoor agriculture operations.
Remote Sensing TechnologyStanding 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 FundLaunch 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 CatalystCreating and curating New Zealand’s horticulture technology sector to become a high-growth, innovative industry cluster.
Data InteroperabilityEnabling 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.
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