Indoor Agriculture Breakfast Seminar with Peter Brice
Mar
2
8:00 AM08:00

Indoor Agriculture Breakfast Seminar with Peter Brice

We are kicking off our 2018 events calendar with an exciting interactive session on Indoor Agriculture. A Breakfast Seminar with Peter Brice – Business Development Manager for Autogrow.

Indoor agriculture is a hot topic at the moment – Autogrow is a market leader in this area. Join us to hear Peter speaking on the importance of being market led, the use for vertical/indoor farming around the world and how sensing and data enable growers to make the best choices. We will also hear about the virtual agtech and science lab launched by Autogrow and why they see it important to grow an open dynamic and innovative community of ag developers, growers and enthusiasts.

For those that haven't attended before, meet at the Plant & Food Research reception for directions to the Seminar room. Breakfast snacks, tea and coffee provided - we look forward to seeing you on the day!

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Feed the World 2030: Power of Plants Hackathon
Dec
2
to Dec 3

Feed the World 2030: Power of Plants Hackathon

Lincoln Hub has teamed up with the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR), AgMARDT & Callaghan Innovation to create a unique challenge, powered by Lincoln University & Creative HQ.

Food presents some of the most dauntingly complex problems around. No good solution can be designed without a careful understanding of the users and interconnected environmental, farming, processing and supply systems.

From pea and insect proteins to synthetic milks and alternative “meats,” the food technology revolution is well underway. Is New Zealand ready to take part in this food movement? How can we sustainably feed our planet’s rapidly-growing population (8.5 billion by 2030)? How can we innovate to create New Zealand’s future agricultural and food industries? Are plant-based protein solutions part of the answer?

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How will preference and tech impact the food industry - what is NZ's role?
Nov
23
8:00 AM08:00

How will preference and tech impact the food industry - what is NZ's role?

Join us for an exciting interactive session to hear Andrew Plimmer discuss emerging trends in the global food service industry, including consumer preferences, emerging mobile technologies and artificial intelligence, and the role New Zealand can play internationally through smart collaboration.

For those that haven't attended before, meet at Landcare's reception for directions to the Seminar room. Breakfast snacks, tea and coffee provided - we look foward to seeing you on the day!

Andrew Plimmer has led international mobile marketing innovation projects with Coca-Cola, AB InBev, Nike, Sony, Universal and many other leading brands, with many world-first in fields such as augmented reality, product recognition and virtual reality.

Andrew (CEO of Motim Technologies Ltd.) is a creative technologist, who helps global brands with next-generation technologies for Millennial and Gen-Z consumer engagement. Plimmer has a high profile in the global food and beverage industry and speaks internationally on technology disruption in that market.

Andrew splits his time between New Zealand and Atlanta, and has worked with global brands across Asia, Europe and North America.

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Showcasing AgTech at Tech Week
May
10
10:00 AM10:00

Showcasing AgTech at Tech Week

Come along to a showcase of Agtech being developed in and around Canterbury. Local companies are exhibiting and speaking about their solutions and key note speakers will be running sessions addressing the larger Agtech challenges.

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.

We have burgers from Q Cuisine and coffee from Lincoln University coffee cart (so don't forget your reusable cup!).

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.

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