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September to November New Zealand Innovation event updates 2015

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There are some great innovation events coming up over the next two months. This list includes KiwiNet, partner events, and some we thought might interest you, if you would like to view a broader range of innovation events in New Zealand, please go to our Innovation Calendar.

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SEPTEMBER
30

Improving TTO Legal Expense Review, Approval and Invoicing Process

Online
Event Type: Online Course
Audience: Commercialisation Professionals

We will discuss some practical ways to simplify and improve the legal invoice review process to allow case managers to focus on licensing rather than being bogged down reviewing legal expenses. We anticipate that each attendee will leave with fresh ideas on how to improve this process in their own institution.

OCTOBER

5-7

Lean 15

Wellington
Event Type: Conference
Audience: Businesses, Entrepreneurs

LEAN 15 is the first ever conference in New Zealand, Australia, and Asia centred around Lean Startup methodology. 
Hear stories from the multinational corporates and local practitioners who are currently rethinking the way they operate and deal with risk in order to compete in a consumer driven market.
OCTOBER
10

Detection and surveillance research workshop

Christchurch

Event type: Workshop
Audience: Commercialisation Professionals, Researchers,

A series of short presentations and discussions aimed at developing research priorities for pest control in New Zealand.

OCTOBER
14

Pitching Value Workshop (Full)

Wellington
Event Type: Workshop
Audience: Researchers, Commercialisation Professionals

Many scientists have an almost moral objection to selling; - yet ironically this is exactly what is required if their science is to find a voice. However, this must be done in a way that lines up with a scientists values. This workshop is for all researchers who need to be able to ‘sell’ the value of their research to industry and funders. Daniel will work with you to develop your key messages and formulate them into a compelling pitch to sell your message to any audience. This event has been oversubscribed so we are running a second event in Christcurch on the 25th of November. 
OCTOBER
15

EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Auckland
 
Event type: Awards Event
Audience: Entrepreneurs, Commercialisation Professionals

EY Entrepreneur Of the Year Awards celebrates the achievements of New Zealand's most exceptional entrepreneurs. The winner will represent New Zealand at the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards in Monte Carlo, joining national winners from 60 countries.
OCTOBER
20/22

Experience Design Thinking

Dunedin, Christchurch & Auckland
Event type: Networking Event
Audience: Commercialisation Professionals, Businesses, researchers

The Australasian Industrial Research Group (AIRG) and Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia (KCA) are jointly hosting an Industry Collaboration Pitch Fest, the aim of which is to identify opportunities for research and business to work together to solve problems of common interest. The Pitch Fest will showcase technology and capability from researchers within industry and academia, as well as research institutes and organisations.
NOVEMBER
6

Primary Communicators Day

Wellington
Event type: Conference
Audience: Commercialisation Professionals, Researchers, Businesses

The primary sector – agriculture, forestry, horticulture and seafood – accounts for more than 60% of New Zealand’s exports. Understanding the best way to communicate with key audiences, both within the sector and externally, is key to meeting industry growth targets and many communications issues are encountered by multiple organisations across the sector.
NOVEMBER
9

China Business Summit

Auckland
Event type: Conference
Audience: Commercialisation Professionals, Businesses, Entrepreneurs

Event partners Auckland Chamber of Commerce and NZ INC are pleased to bring you China Business Summit 2015 examining what needs to be done by New Zealand businesses, regulators and politicians to sustainably leverage the bilateral economic and business ties with China. 
NOVEMBER
11/12

Getting Funded

Auckland & Wellington
Event type: Workshop
Audience: Entrepreneurs, Commercialisation Professionals

Do you have a tech startup (idea)? Are you looking to take your startup to the next level? Join us at the next Lightning Lab Founder Series event to learn about preparing your startup for funding and to find out how Lightning Lab can help you get there faster. Learn about startup funding, hear from Angel investors what they are looking for, network with investors and other startup entrepreneurs and meet the Lightning Lab team.
NOVEMBER
23

AUT Motion Capture Symposium 2015

Auckland
Event type: Conference
Audience: Researchers, Entrepreneurs, Commercialisation Professionals

The aim of the symposium is to foster discussion and debate around the possibilities of Motion Capture as an emerging tool in animation, virtual production, virtual reality and performance, and as an emerging area of academic practice and research.

SEPTEMBER
30

Creating and Managing Crowdfunding Campaigns for Faculty and Student-Led Projects

Online
Event Type: Online Course
Audience: Commercialisation Professionals
 
Crowdfunding is becoming increasingly popular on many university campuses and can be a vital lifeline for projects and start-ups not typically supported through Angel or VC funding.
OCTOBER
7


Melbourne
Event Type: Conference
Audience: Commercialisation Professionals, Researchers, Businesses
 
Australian and international biotech leaders and stakeholders will gather in Melbourne for AusBiotech 2015, Australia’s premier biotechnology conference.
For almost 30 years, the annual AusBiotech conference has brought together the entire biotechnology ‘ecosystem’ to share challenging and informative ideas and progress their biotechnology development work.
OCTOBER
13

KiwiNet Investment Committee Meeting

Wellington
Event type: Investment Committee
Audience: Commercialisation Professionals, Researchers

As a member of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Commercialisation Partner Network, KiwiNet administers PreSeed investment. PreSeed funding is used to turn science discoveries into commercially viable products and services.
OCTOBER
14

Wearable Technologies and Smart Textiles Symposium

Auckland
Event type: Conference
Audience: Businesses, Researchers, Commercialisation Professionals

AUT University’s Textile and Design Lab is hosting New Zealand’s first public symposium on Wearable Technologies and Smart Textiles, also referred to as e-Textiles.
Keynote speakers are Dr Oscar Tomico from the Technical University in Eindhoven, Holland, and Genevieve Dion from Drexel University, USA, both of whom are experienced researchers and practitioners in this rapidly growing field.
OCTOBER
14-16

Asian Business Angel Forum 2015

Queenstown
 
Event type: Investor Event
Audience: Investors
 
Hosted by the Angel Association of New Zealand, the 2015 Forum offers the opportunity for international and local investors to join together in celebrating this small country’s big contribution to early stage investment.
Leading angels agree that New Zealand punches above its weight.
OCTOBER
19

2015 HINZ Conference

Christchurch
Event Type: Conference
Audience: Researchers, Entrepreneurs, Commerciallisation Professionals
 
An impressive line up of expert speakers will be presenting at the HiNZ Conference this year in Christchurch. Includes Clinician's Challenge winner announcement. 
OCTOBER
28

Doing business with the USA

Hamilton
Event type: Workshop
Audience: Businesses, General Interest, Entrepreneurs, Commercialisation Professionals
 
Export NZ Waikato & AmCham invite you to the 'Doing Business with the USA' seminar.
The US is New Zealand's third largest export market and presents significant opportunities. Come along and hear from experts who can assist you to enter and do business in the US market and from those who have been successful there.
NOVEMBER
10

KiwiNet Investment Committee Meeting

Auckland
Event type: Investment Committee
Audience: Commercialisation Professionals, Researchers

As a member of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Commercialisation Partner Network, KiwiNet administers PreSeed investment. PreSeed funding is used to turn science discoveries into commercially viable products and services.
NOVEMBER
19

Student & Postdoc Symposium 2015

Wellington
Event type: Conference
Audience: Researchers, Students

The theme of the 2015 Student and Postdoc Symposium is ‘Mātauranga Māori, Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials’.
Mātauranga Māori encompasses historic, local, and traditional knowledge; systems of knowledge transfer and storage; and goals, aspirations and issues from a Māori perspective. Mātauranga Māori is likely to become increasingly
NOVEMBER
25

Pitching Value Workshop

Christchurch
Event Type: Workshop
Audience: Researchers, Commercialisation Professionals

Many scientists have an almost moral objection to selling; - yet ironically this is exactly what is required if their science is to find a voice. However, this must be done in a way that lines up with a scientists values. This workshop is for all researchers who need to be able to ‘sell’ the value of their research to industry and funders. Daniel will work with you to develop your key messages and formulate them into a compelling pitch to sell your message to any audience.
NOVEMBER
30

SCANZ Conference

Wellington

Event Type: Conference
Audience: Commercialisation Professionals, Researchers

2015 Conference Themes
1. Engaging Society: Science has an important role to play in society and we want to look at how science engages various sectors of society, from citizen science, media, policy, education and stakeholder engagement to public outreach.
2. Sharing Knowledge: How are we sharing information and/or resources across and between researchers and practitioners, scientists, citizen scientists, media and the general public, and how might we be able to improve these processes?
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