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May to July 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.

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MAY
25/26

Finding the Future First

Auckland and Wellington
Event Tupe: Workshop
Audience: Businesses, Investors
 
Join the leading global expert on innovation effectiveness, Larry Keeley, in a workshop about the new frontiers of innovation strategy and practice.Finding the future first coverUse 'Ten Types of Innovation' as an engagement framework for your team of Business Innovation Advisors.
JUNE
2

BNZ Connect

National
Event Type: Networking Event
Audience: Businesses, Entrepreneurs, General Interest
 
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.
JUNE
17

KiwiNet Awards

Auckland
Event Type: Conference
Audience: Government, Businesses, General Interest
 
The KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards is New Zealand’s premier event celebrating the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations actively commercialising publicly funded research. The KiwiNet awards celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of those who strive to bridge the gap between research excellence and outstanding business leadership.
JUNE
24

Researcher Pitching Workshop

Wellington

Event type: Workshop
Audience: Researchers

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!

JULY
4/5

Science Startup Weekend

Wellington
 
Event Type: Workshop
Audience: Researchers, Students

Bringing together the power of Startup Weekend and the insights of the research community in a 54-hour marathon of energy, collaboration, perspiration and fun. 

Join an intense sprint to take the best ideas from researchers and the best teams from the business, design and engineering communities and combine inspiration and innovation.
JULY
14

Researcher Training - Market Validation

Auckland
 
This workshop is a one day introduction to the concepts involved in commercialising research. It is designed to give researchers an awareness of the steps involved in the process and equip them with tools and skills to start effective conversations with commercialisation professionals.

MAY
25

Biosecurity Bonanza

Wellington
Event Type: Networking Event
Audience: Researchers, General Interest
 
Find out about the latest research being undertaken to beat weeds and mammal pests at Landcare Research.

Workshop presentations from previous years are available.
JUNE
10

AgResearch Annual Networking Event

Hamilton
Event Type: Conference
Audience: General Interest, Businesses, Entrepreneurs
 
AgResearch is hosting its annual networking event during the Fieldays week.
Dinner is a much anticipated event and an evening that is regarded as one of the networking highlights of the Fieldays week.
Our guest speakers for the evening are regarded as leaders in their ­ field of science and agriculture. This event is a great opportunity to network with people in the industry and a relaxing night out with colleagues, customers and friends during the Fieldays week.
JUNE
18

Innovation and Investment Workshop

Auckland
Event Type: Workshop
Audience: Researchers, Commercialisation Professionals, General Interest

Callaghan Innovation is running an Innovation and Investment Workshop following on from the Healthcare Congress.
 
JUNE
26/28

Health Hackathon

Wellington
 
If you wish to have fun while making a positive difference to the New Zealand health sector – come along. If you think you’ll be out of your comfort zone – come along. Everyone can make a positive contribution to a hackathon. And it's free. Register now.
JUNE
29

MINZ Industrial Mathematics Challenge

Auckland
Event Type: Conference
Audience: Researchers, Students
 
Mathematics-in-Industry NZ (MINZ) events offer a collaborative approach to industry problem solving, where mathematical scientists tackle real life problems shared by companies. This week-long intensive period of collaborative brain-storming is a great way of solving problems arising in industry and the environment.
JULY
5

Submission deadline for UAV challenge

National
 

Event type: Awards
Audience: Commercialisation Professionals, Researchers, Students, Businesses

UAV Challenge is the first C-PRIZE competition, centred around “next generation UAV technology for the screen industry”.
Our screen industry leads the world with innovative film technology, and unmanned aircraft are the next big thing. We’ve quizzed some of New Zealand’s leading filmmakers about the major opportunities for UAV technology in their industry and identified three key challenges.

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