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VIBE Event - Prioritising Our World
Mar
28
4:00 PM16:00

VIBE Event - Prioritising Our World

Join us for our next VIBE Event to get an update from Richard Gordon, Chief Executive of Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research. Richard will provide a brief overview of the organisation focus and strategy and ongoing priorities, as well as provoke some conversation around the opportunities to collaborate around future land-use, biodiversity and biosecurity and climate change.

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BOMA Grow Agri Summit
Apr
10
to Apr 11

BOMA Grow Agri Summit

Blinc is a proud Channel partner for BOMA Grow Agri Summit 2019.

If you’re a farmer, producer, innovator, researcher, educator, student, government or finance worker looking at how to grow Aotearoa’s agriculture industry amidst exponential changes, you won’t want to miss this event.

Click here to register

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What Could Climate Change Mean for Farming in Canterbury?
May
2
9:00 AM09:00

What Could Climate Change Mean for Farming in Canterbury?

Future-proofing our farming systems and land use is essential to not only to continue to provide food safe for consumption in a sustainable way, but also to meet the growing and changing food demands of our rising population.

Explore the history of land use of in Canterbury, what it looks like today and what the landscape may look like in the future.

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Sustainable Protein : Healthy People & Planet
May
29
8:00 AM08:00

Sustainable Protein : Healthy People & Planet

We will explore this hot topic and what steps we can take to co-create a healthy world. The panellists will challenge the audience to consider the future of food through the lens of government, food production and plant-based versus and an omnivorous diet. Bring your questions and curiosity for an event bound to make you think before the next time you eat. 

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Shaping the future of farming with Aerospace…
Mar
14
9:00 AM09:00

Shaping the future of farming with Aerospace…

Increasingly we are seeing military and space aviation technology appearing in agriculture to grow better food using pictures from the air.  It is part of a trend toward increasingly data-driven agriculture. But what if we could add to these capabilities the ability to more comprehensively assess the water content of soil, become more rigorous in our ability to spot irrigation and pest problems, and get a general sense of the state of the farm, every day or even every hour?   Could this help us clean up our waterways and improve the quality of our soil?

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VIBE Event -  Innovation Invigorating the Wool Industry
Feb
27
4:00 PM16:00

VIBE Event - Innovation Invigorating the Wool Industry

As climate change gathers momentum, we are seeing the resurgence of renewable resources and natural fibres as consumers seek products which are better for the world.  Wool is one of those products. 

Join us to hear how companies like Lincoln Agritech and Hushaberry are using innovation to make business offerings more relevant and add value wherever possible.

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Creating a Sustainable Farming Future @ Blinc Innovation Hub
Nov
14
to Nov 15

Creating a Sustainable Farming Future @ Blinc Innovation Hub

This year Blinc Innovation is hosting the Innovation Hub at the NZ Agricultural Show. We've got two exciting days lined up with noteable MC's, keynote speakers and esteemed Q&A panel discussions happening across five sessions tackling 'Wicked Problems'

For more information and to register for a seminar, click here.

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Blinc Activator Sessions
Oct
31
10:30 AM10:30

Blinc Activator Sessions

Activator Sessions are made up of 20-minute mentoring sessions where entrepreneurs of all sizes and stages talk through their business and get focused feedback from Ministry of Awesome’s Startup Activation Coordinator. This is your opportunity to use his expertise and networks to ensure your best possible chance of success.

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Developing the next gen of NZ’s agribusiness workforce - Blinc Innovation Series
Sep
26
9:00 AM09:00

Developing the next gen of NZ’s agribusiness workforce - Blinc Innovation Series

Are you ready for the next 10 years?

The agrifood workforce is changing, rapidly. Although it offers a bright future, with the agriculture industry being increasingly challenged with disruption messages but few solutions outlined for consideration, and with the rise of new capabilities that are required to deal with complex information for decision making, farmers and growers are having to deal with “wicked problems*”

Join us on Wednesday 26 September at our Innovation Series Breakfast as we set out some considerations as to what could be considered to tackle the issues in the agrifood workforce. We’d like to invite the audience to explore this exciting subject with us and start new conservations and spark new ideas together.

Register for your space here.

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Imagining the role science will play in NZ's future - Blinc Innovation Series
Sep
11
8:45 AM08:45

Imagining the role science will play in NZ's future - Blinc Innovation Series

What impact will science have on our future?

Join Blinc and Juliet A. Gerrard, the Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, at our Innovation Series Breakfast on 11 September where we’ll be discussing the role science will play in our our society, creating a sustainable world and the future food chain.

Register for your space here: https://bit.ly/2OOJTnL

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Chiasma Event - New Wave Series
Aug
16
5:15 PM17:15

Chiasma Event - New Wave Series

Blinc supports PhD Student group Chiasma who are hosting an event to help STEM student understand available pathways.

The event will incorporate speakers now in different careers but with similar backgrounds in STEM, to highlight the versatility that may be possible for the STEM students in the future and how it might change pace.

Register for your space here: https://bit.ly/2nj2lbt 

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Dilemma: Disrupt or be disrupted - Blinc Innovation Series Breakfast
Aug
1
8:00 AM08:00

Dilemma: Disrupt or be disrupted - Blinc Innovation Series Breakfast

Join us to hear from organisations well known in our agriculture landscape and hear their stories of their own disruption of their business models – PGG Wrightson and LIC are taking big steps to innovate and design new business models, build new capability to continue to innovate and meet the changing needs of the market and customers

Register for your space: https://bit.ly/2O0wpVt

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Lincoln Activator Sessions
Jul
25
10:00 AM10:00

Lincoln Activator Sessions

Activator Sessions are made up of 20-minute mentoring sessions where entrepreneurs of all sizes and stages talk through their business and get focused feedback from Ministry of Awesome’s Startup Activation Coordinator. This is your opportunity to use his expertise and networks to ensure your best possible chance of success.

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Innovation Series - A breakfast with Anteater
Jun
29
8:00 AM08:00

Innovation Series - A breakfast with Anteater

Anteater will be sharing their journey to commercialisation and the importance of hooking into the innovation ecosystem
With great experience in commercialising innovation they'll share their insights around business model development and strategic planning for impact-driven businesses. 
Plenty of great advice and stories about the Anteater journey in the Christchurch startup ecosystem.

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Agriculture and technology creating a better tomorrow.
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Agriculture and technology creating a better tomorrow.

Agriculture and technology creating a better tomorrow? The future of Naturetech.

With an increasing world population and pressure on resources, what does the future of agriculture look like to feed the world sustainably? What will be the impact of changing customer preference on agriculture – what we eat, how it is produced and consumed? What is the opportunity for agriculture to embrace technology – automation, AI, AR/VR, IoT, robotics and data management. Will New Zealand take the opportunity to be world leaders in agri tech and what will the impact be on our farming systems.

Our agtech event is about sparking conversations around the future opportunities for the sector.

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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

  • Te KEte Ika Function Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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