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February to May KiwiNet & partner event updates 2015

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We've got a couple of great events coming up over the next three months. This list includes KiwiNet and partner events, if you would like to view a broader range of innovation events in New Zealand, please go to our Innovation Calendar.
MARCH
3

BNZ Connect Networking

National
Event Tupe: Networking
Audience: General Interest, Businesses, Entrepreneurs
 
From 5.30pm to 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of every month, we’re bringing together local business people for informal networking evenings held in our stores. You don’t even need to be a BNZ customer to attend.
Share stories, experiences, ideas, lessons learnt, recommendations
and referrals. It’s also a chance to build your networks and raise your business profile – so who knows what opportunities may come from it.
MARCH
4

Sensors in the Built Environment

Wellington
Event Type: Industry Event
Audience: Businesses, Researchers
 
In collaboration with Callaghan Innovation and the British High Commission,  KiwiNet is hosting a workshop will centre on what to measure with sensors and sensor data. Over sixty specialists will participate on the day, including 24 quick fire presentations, with ample opportunity to network through the day. Speakers are both from leading New Zealand firms, and well as principal researchers from our Universities and Crown Research Institutes.  
MARCH
24

Growing Confidence in Forestry’s Future

Christchurch
Event Type: Conference
Audience: Government, Businesses, General Interest
 
The six-year ‘Growing confidence in forestry’s future’ (GCFF) research programme is one of the most significant initiatives being taken by the forestry growing sector and focuses on improving the value realised from existing forests and doubling the productivity of future forests in a sustainable way. 
APRIL
30

Salmon Business Challenge

Christchurch

Event type: Industry Event
Audience: Researchers, Businesses

KiwiNet is working with MPI and AquacultureNZ to run an Innovation Challenge based on the Salmon industry. This event will be part of the Salmon Technical day on the 30th April, in Christchurch.  We are currently canvasing the Salmon industry and identifying challenges that will be put forward to the research community in early March.


MARCH
3

Negotiating Better Contracts

Wellington
Event Type: Workshop
Audience: Businesses, Entrepreneurs, General Interest
 
Contracts are a key part of running a business. At the workshop we’ll help you find out what to look for in a contract and how to spot what is missing. We’ll also give you a structure for negotiating and reviewing contracts that can be used for any type of contract. Run by Minter Ellison Rudd Watts.
MARCH
18

Researcher Pitching Workshop

Auckland
Event Type: Workshop
Audience: Researchers, Students
 
Improve your presentation skills and learn how to create and deliver a succinct ‘pitch’ of your research that demonstrates value to industry and funders. Workshop facilitator Daniel Batten (www.beyondtheceiling.com) has built a career out of helping science and technology experts confidently pitch their work to industry and now he can help you too. This sort of opportunity doesn’t come along every day and is not to be missed so contact us today to reserve your spot!
APRIL
16

Taking Innovation Global

Auckland
Event Type: Conference
Audience: General Interest, Businesses, Entrepreneurs
 
Project 15 will focus on taking New Zealand innovation global. Over two days, 16-17 April 2015, more than a dozen international and local presenters will come together to share their knowledge and expertise around how New Zealand Inc can continue to develop and export diverse and unique products and services to global markets.
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