Canterbury AgTech Showcase – 10 May 2017

New Zealand’s AgTech sector is a NZ$3 billion industry, generating export sales in excess of $700 million annually.

New Zealand AgTech solutions, such as robotics, software, pasture mapping and management are being integrated into on-farm practices. Canterbury’s leading agritech companies will be showcasing their solutions which maximise increases in productivity and profitability.

For the first time in Tech Week’s history, events will be held outside Auckland, including Lincoln Hub’s ‘Showcasing Agtech’ event in Lincoln on 10 May.

The showcase has been developed to raise the profile of Canterbury Agtech companies, as well as create a conversation around sustainability and growth in the agriculture industry.

Aimed at farmers, food producers, scientists, students and companies in the fields of robotics, water management and farm management systems, the event is an opportunity to encourage collaboration between a number of industries and to help solve global agricultural problems and see solutions which are operating within a digitally connected working farm environment.

Businesses exhibiting and speaking about their agricultural solutions include: AgriOptics, IrrigationNZ, Precision Farming and Lincoln Agritech. Also exhibiting is Waikato-based CRV Ambreed who last month announced their genetic discovery of bulls who produce daughters that excrete less nitrogen in their urine. Their goal is to make the dairy industry more sustainable by 20 per cent within 20 years.

CEO of Lincoln Hub, Toni Laming says, “It is an exciting opportunity for Lincoln Hub to host some of the region’s best agritech companies. New Zealand has a successful history of creating innovative solutions for the agricultural sector. We are now seeing the convergence of technology and agriculture to create quicker, more efficient and different ways to do things through new methods, big data, robotics, software and so much more to continue to enhance New Zealand’s competitiveness.”

Key note speakers Steve Saunders (Robotics Plus), Craige MacKenzie (AgriOptics), Simon Hunter (KPMG) and Melissa Clark-Reynolds will run a panel session addressing key agtech challenges.

When: Wednesday 10th May, 9am – 3pm

Where: AgResearch Warehouse, Gerald Street, Lincoln

Ticket price: Free

Please check the Tech Week or Lincoln Hub website for more information and to register

Companies involved:


• Robotics Plus

• Landcare Research

• IrrigationNZ

• Precision Farming


• Lincoln Agritech

• CropLogic

• AgriOptics

• CRV AMbreed

• Frizzell

• Frews Transport

Katie Browning