Agritech Activator


Supporting the sector

Designed for directed growth

To enhance the growth of New Zealand agritech, comprehensive programmes have been developed in collaboration with industry, sector partners and the New Zealand Government. These targeted tools, advocacy and support, along with connection into local and international networks, are designed to accelerate the success of New Zealand’s agritech businesses.

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.

Powering New Zealand’s natural innovators