Agritech Activator

Global innovation launchpad for New Zealand aquaculture

Event dates: 22 Apr – 31 May 2023

Cawthron Institute scientist Paul Barter deploying an upgraded Cawthron-designed wind and solar powered monitoring buoy in Milford Sound, Aotearoa New Zealand. Image courtesy of Cawthron Institute.

The Global innovation launchpad for New Zealand aquaculture is now open for applications until 22 April 2023. This programme will provide innovative, high-growth potential New Zealand companies with knowledge and valuable contacts for success in the global aquaculture industry.

Firms can apply directly online, with applications closing 22 April 2023.

Successful applicants will have access to mentorship from key aquaculture players, as well as tailored training and support designed to help refine their business value proposition and market their products on a global scale.

Any New Zealand business that has proof of concept for a scalable, innovative technology for sustainable aquaculture, and is looking to prepare for market entry, can apply to be part of the programme.

This includes businesses from the wider agritech industry and innovation community who are new to aquaculture but see potential to apply their expertise.

Apply via the Hatch Innovation Services programme webpage.

The Global innovation launchpad for New Zealand aquaculture is delivered as a partnership between Hatch Innovation Services and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise – Te Taurapa Tūhono (NZTE), in support of the Agritech Industry Transformation Plan. Read NZTE’s official media release on the programme here.

Educational webinars

Hatch Innovation Services and NZTE are also delivering a series of free educational webinars on the aquaculture industry. These are open to all New Zealand businesses interested in the global aquaculture sector.

Register or rewatch past webinars below:

Market opportunity in aquaculture – held 28 March. Learn more about what is driving the growth of aquaculture, the major seafood farmed species in terms of value and volume, and more. Register to watch on-demand here.

Innovation and trends for sustainable aquaculture – 5 April, 9:00am NZT. Explore the aquaculture value chain and market opportunities for new solutions in the industry, with a deeper dive into two of the biggest aquaculture tech markets: salmon and shrimp. Register to attend this webinar here.

Investment in aquaculture – 13 April, 9:00am NZT. Get an overview of how venture capital investment works in the global aquaculture industry, as well as when and how – and the dos and don’ts – of raising money. Register to attend this webinar here.

About Hatch Innovation Services

Hatch Blue is a venture and innovation company dedicated to support the sustainable development of the global aquaculture Industry.

Based in Norway, with additional offices in Hawaii and Singapore, Hatch Blue acts as global catalyst for a climate-smart and sustainable aquaculture industry, with a proven track record in accelerating and assisting the growth of numerous startups and projects.

Hatch Innovation Services represents highly specialised market expertise and insights for corporates, providing deep market insights across the entire aquaculture value chain.

www.hatch.blue


About New Zealand Trade and Enterprise – Te Taurapa Tūhono

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise – Te Taurapa Tūhono (NZTE) is the New Zealand government's international business development agency, working to grow companies internationally for the good of New Zealand.

NZTE provides customised support services and support to ambitious businesses looking to go global, helping them to build their capability, boost their global reach, connect to other businesses and invest in their growth. It also connects international investors with opportunities in New Zealand through a global network of investment advisors.

www.nzte.govt.nz

Image credit: Cawthron Institute scientist Paul Barter deploying an upgraded Cawthron-designed wind and solar powered monitoring buoy in Milford Sound, Aotearoa New Zealand. Image courtesy of Cawthron Institute.