Work Future Dunedin Event @ Petridish - Nov 7 - 5.30 - 7pm
A fantastic crowd attended a future-focussed discussion with four of Dunedin's tech community stars last night in Dunedin. Conclusion - the future looks bright!
NZ Agritech companies are making waves on the global stage, and have several opportunities to work alongside some of the world's largest food producers, who are investing heavily into robotics, sensing and automation. The potential economic benefits of this are tremendous as we discovered at the AgritechNZ roadshow which recently toured NZ.
Last week over 700 members of the tech industry converged at the Wigram Air Force Museum for one of NZ’s premier tech events of the year – the Canterbury Tech Summit. As NZ's second largest tech hub, Canterbury hosts a wide cross-section of tech industries and companies.
The numbers are in! Dunedin Techweek'18 included over 2300 attendees at 46 individual events across the city. The city hosted 6 international speakers, 28 national speakers, and 52 local speakers at 24 venues around the city, and over 50 local tech and associated businesses were involved. From Pete Hodgson, Chair of Callaghan Innovation, to primary school students designing games or trouble shooting apps, to amazing local businesses getting together to share ideas and experiences with each other, it was a fabulous week of conversation, discovery and collaboration.
Kiwi space company Rocket Lab have launched successfully this year, and this puts NZ firmly on the world stage as a space nation. Now the NZ Space Challenge is offering the chance to budding innovators and scientists to develop new technologies that are seeded in Antarctic problems, but could well be used to assist with further NZ space industry developments.