This article was published on 2 November 2020
Clean technology’s time has arrived. Now, more than ever, the world needs innovative solutions to environmental challenges, so how can NZ CleanTech businesses maximise this opportunity and help secure the future of the planet?
- 25 November 2020
- Virtual interactive event, via Zoom
As NZ considers how to address environmental issues as part of the COVID-19 recovery, new and existing technologies converge, and businesses increasingly look to ‘do the right thing’, CleanTech offers vital opportunities.
NZ has already produced a number of successful CleanTech companies, but we need more to develop innovative products and services that bring about a stable climate, clean water and smart-resource use – both here and offshore.
Join Callaghan Innovation for this free, virtual event bringing together sector experts to explore how NZ businesses can play a part in addressing the global environmental challenges we face.
Hear from Kiwi CleanTech experts
NZ CleanTech business leaders, including;
- Veronica Stevenson, Humble Bee founder and CEO
- Ashton Partridge, Manufacturing Systems Chief Science Officer
- Shalini Divya, TasmanION Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
These experts will be joined by US-based Kiwi eco-pioneer Dr Sean Simpson, LanzaTech Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder. In a discussion facilitated by Callaghan Innovation Business Innovation Advisor for Energy and Environment James Muir, the panel will explore some of CleanTech’s key challenges and opportunities.
A number of questions will be explored in this interactive session, including:
- How do we grow the NZ CleanTech sector?
- How can NZ CleanTech businesses succeed on the global stage?
- How do we nurture and grow scalable NZ CleanTech businesses?
NZ CleanTech for the World, virtual event (full session content)
NZ CleanTech for the World, virtual event (panel only content)
About the panelists
The panelist line-up includes:
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at TasmanION. Shalini’s PhD focused on cathode materials for high-performance rechargeable aluminium-ion batteries. During her research she found a cathode material that outperforms most of the materials that have been published to date. Shalini is now working on commercialising the battery technology, and has been awarded an MBIE KiwiNet Emerging Innovator grant.
Chief Science Officer at Manufacturing Systems (MSL) and associate professor within the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland. MSL is a NZ-based startup with a unique polymer production process, and Ashton’s role is to oversee teams of scientists and engineers who are translating ideas from the laboratory into commercial products.
Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of LanzaTech, a US-based company recycling carbon from industrial off-gases; syngas generated from any biomass resource; and reformed biogas. Sean spent the first 12 years of his life living in various countries around the world, including Mauritius, Zambia and Gibraltar.. He now lives with his family in Chicago, USA.
Founder and CEO of Humble Bee, a NZ biomaterials startup that uses biomimicry to capture information encoded within a solitary bee’s genome to create a new plastic that is safe for people and the planet. Humble Bee’s bioplastic is intended to provide an alternative to the existing harmful plastics used in everything from textile coatings to cosmetic formulas.
The panel discussion will be hosted by:
Callaghan Innovation Business Innovation Advisor for Energy and Environment.