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Life sciences summit crucial for NZ’s economic future

The inaugural March 22-23 event, run by BioTechNZ , will unite Aotearoa’s life sciences and biotech communities across all sectors including agriculture, environment, industrial as well as human health, BioTechNZ executive director Dr Zahra Champion says. 
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Ensuring the sustainable growth and maturity of our industry

BlockchainNZ recognises that recent events affecting a number of offshore cryptocurrency-related businesses are leading to our members in Aotearoa New Zealand facing many questions regarding their own business models, practices and ethics. Some members may also be (or have been) customers of these offshore businesses.
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The State of Digital Identity in Aotearoa | November Newsletter

October, November and December are the busiest months for DINZ as they are in many organisations. DINZ has been hard at work planning the Digital Trust Hui Taumata 2023 confirmed for 1 Aug 2023 at Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington. Save that date! Get in touch to sponsor or exhibit.
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InsurTechNZ November 2022 Newsletter

Our recent Showcase event profiled seven exciting startups who are re-defining the user experience for consumers, employees and intermediaries. You can watch their presentations here. Open banking is coming (it’s official), and the next InsurTechNZ Connect event features a panel discussion on how our sector can prepare for it. Join us to share your views with … Continue reading "InsurTechNZ November 2022 Newsletter"
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Biotech superheroes! 

Earlier this month, I was delighted to attend Bridgewest’s Impact Innovation Conference. While I was there, I wondered why it seems so difficult to grow the biotech sector? Considering we have all the ingredients in New Zealand for a strong biotech sector, it shouldn’t be so hard!
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Early exposure to evolving tech a catalyst for careers

At our recent Ada Lovelace Day event, five women shared their technology career stories. While all unique in both journey, challenges and successes, early exposure to the evolving nature of tech was a recurring theme. These exposures were wide ranging and included recalling a first computer in the house, playing with toys typecast as being "for boys", learning with/from brothers, experiencing new technologies in school programs, and being taken to inspiring tech events as youths.
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AgriTechNZ News: the age of agritech!

As spring growth continues, it’s great to also see signs of growth for our industry too. New product launches, industry recognition and the ability to get out into the world are all very welcome growth dynamics.
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Taking our edtech to the world

Last week EdTechNZ member Amy App’s CEO Raphael Nolden joined the Hon. Chris Hipkins on a delegation to Asia to promote our education sector.
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Policy and Technology – striving for a perfect match with better outcomes

As signalled in last month’s newsletter, DINZ’s submission to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s consultation paper on Biometrics did proceed to plan, and we were grateful to receive OPC’s thanks and acknowledgement of the work put in by our special interest group of DINZ members.