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Meet us at Fieldays 2017

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This article was published on 8 June 2017

We’ll be at the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest showcase of agricultural technology and innovation – see you there!

The New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek, Hamilton is the biggest showcase of agricultural technology in the Southern Hemisphere and is a demonstration of how New Zealand is leading change for farmers globally.

Callaghan Innovation is here to help business to innovate through technology.  We are proud to support the Fieldays Innovations Centre and LAB, where selected upcoming businesses give us a glimpse into the future of the agricultural industry and emerging products and technologies that will lead change in the rural sector.

Here is our guide to some of the innovation activities we’d love to see you at during Fieldays this year. 

Fieldays Innovations LAB - Wednesday 14 to Friday 17 June

Come and see us in The Lab at the Innovations Centre. A multi-faceted space to network and connect with like-minded businesses as well as access advice and information about growing your business.  

Fieldays Innovations Awards - Thursday 15 June, 6.45a.m.

The Fieldays Innovation Awards showcase new products from New Zealand and helps them grow their business introducing them to the marketplace and facilitating networks to commercial success.

This year we’re sponsoring the inaugural Callaghan Innovation Award for Partnership & Collaboration, which will recognise New Zealand agribusinesses or products that have demonstrated strong and successful collaboration and/or partnerships with a research, market or business partner. The recipient will be awarded a $3000 international connections scheme.

The winner will be announced at the Innovation Awards breakfast on Thursday 15 June

Innovations Tours with NZTE and Callaghan Innovation 
Callaghan Innovation and NZTE are jointly hosting Fieldays tours for international visitors of some of the leading NZ agritech innovations. 

  • Wednesday 14 June - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Thursday 15 June - 11:00am to 12:00pm 
  • Thursday 15 June - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Friday 16 June - 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Friday 16 June - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Register online for one of these tours

Seminar: How technology is changing agribusiness from farm to fork - Friday 16 June

Join Callaghan Innovation’s, Chief Technology Officer Dr Chris Hartshorn as he explores how technology will change the future of your business, and our world.  He will cover a diverse range of topics affecting the AgriTech sector including the convergence of information and matter, the changing consumer, integrated solutions, the digital age, and how to maximise opportunities and partnerships. 

  • Friday 16 June, session 1: 11am – 12noon
  • Friday 16 June, session 2: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Register online to attend one of these free sessions at the Business and International Centre seminar facility.

See you at Fieldays!

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