Copy

September to November 2016 Innovation Events

Save the Date!

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

share on Twitter Like Upcoming Innovation Events on Facebook
SEPTEMBER
1, 2

KCA Conference, Brisbane

Australia
Event Type: Conference
Audience: Tech-Transfer Professionals, Researchers, Commercialisation Professionals

With an “Innovation is a state of mind” theme, this event will focus on shaping thinking around commercialisation, entrepreneurship and industry engagement.
SEPTEMBER
3-16

Smart Grid Technology Mission

East Coast, USA
Event Type: Mission Trip
Audience: Commercialisation Professionals, Business Executives, Entrepreneurs

A power shift is occurring as distributed generation, storage, demand control, and connected devices disrupt electricity supply and utility companies around the world. Join Callaghan Innovation on a week-long programme designed to bring New Zealand companies up to speed with leading edge "smart grid" research, technology and market developments in the United States.
SEPTEMBER
14

KiwiNet Investment Committee

Landcare Research - Lincoln
Event Type: Meeting
Audience: IC Members, Observers

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. It is allocated to projects from NZ's universities and CRIs at each Investment Committee meeting.
SEPTEMBER
15

NZBio Annual Conference

Auckland
Event Type: Conference
Audience: Researchers, Commercialisation Professionals, Business People, Entrepreneurs

This year’s theme will be “Beyond the Horizon” and we will be exploring the benefits and challenges of international collaborations and partnerships.  Building on the tremendous success of last year’s conference we are providing a forum for thought leaders from around NZ and the region to explore and discuss what we are good at as a nation.
SEPTEMBER
23-25

Start-Up Weekend 2016

Tauranga
Event Type: Delegation
Audience: Commercialisation Professionals, Researchers, Entrepreneurs, Designers, Developers, Mentors

What do participants get?
  • Learn about business, start-ups, marketing, teamwork and yourself
  • Input from experienced mentors through-out the weekend
  • Meet like minded people and make new contacts & friends
  • All meals, snacks, drinks are included
  • The winning team gets a bunch of prizes
OCTOBER
6

Chiasma Recruitment Event

Auckland
Event Type: Recruitment event
Audience: Tertiary Students

Can I join the Chiasma Committee?
If you are passionate about making connections between science and business we would like to have you in our team! It doesn't matter whether you are a science, engineering, business or a law student.
OCTOBER
19

2016 EMA BOP Pitch Night

Rotorua
Event Type: Pitching event
Audience: Commercialisation Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Business People, Researchers, Students

Pitch Night is back bigger than ever before!  We have more than $10,000 in prizes up for grabs.

Come along and be part of this fun and vibrant evening showcasing Bay of Plenty entrepreneurs. Be part of the EPIC event and help pick the crowd favourite.
OCTOBER
24-27

International BioFest 2016

Melbourne
Event Type: Festival
Audience: Entrepreneurs, Business People, Tech Transfer, Researchers, Investors

The International BioFest 2016 will comprise:
  • IBS 2016, the 17th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition;
  • AusBiotech 2016, Australia’s life sciences conference; and
  • Australia Biotech Invest 2016, Australia’s life sciences investment and partnering showcase.
NOVEMBER
3, 4

NZ Angel Summit 2016

Havelock North
Event Type: Summit
Audience: Entrepreneurs, Business People

The summit is an intimate, angel-centric occasion. So we limit the number of delegates. This year we have space for 120, so please register quickly to avoid the risk of missing out. Last year tickets sold out and we expect this year to be a sell out too. Angels will be prioritised over other attendees.
NOVEMBER
10

ABRN Science Symposium: Next Generation Liquid Biofuels and Co-Products

Rotorua
Event Type: Symposium
Audience: Researchers, Commercialisation Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Business People

Our Science Symposium is being held this year in conjunction with the IEA Bioenergy meetings, bringing a number of international bioenergy experts to Rotorua. A number of these researchers will speak at our symposium on their latest research activities and provide updates of the situation of liquid biofuel markets in their respective countries.
NOVEMBER
16

Professional ethics training

Webinar
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Commercialisation Professionals, Researchers, Tech transfer staff, Business people, Entrepreneurs

Understanding the role and practices of ethics is essential for business professionals. Our professional ethics training course gives you a better understanding of the NZICA's Code of Ethics (COE) to help you resolve conflicts.

SEPTEMBER
2

AUT Kickstart Weekend

Auckland
Event Type: Conference
Audience: Students, Tech-Transfer Professionals, Researchers, Commercialisation Professionals

A 54 hour event that brings together students, staff and alumni from around the university. Teams from around the top ideas on the Friday evening and then embark on a three-day euphoria of business model creation, market validation, coding, designing, testing and more coding. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders providing further perspective and opportunity for critical feedback!
SEPTEMBER
14

NZ Bioactives: E tipu, e rea Beyond the Horizon

Auckland
Event Type: Symposium
Audience:  Business People, Entrepreneurs, Researchers, Commercialisation Professionals

New Zealand’s competitive advantage across the value chain has enabled a vibrant bioactives sector with solid underlying fundamentals that provide a strong platform for future growth. The symposium features a number of high profile speakers exploring the opportunities and challenges of creating value from New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna. The strong symposium style educational program will appeal to anyone with an interest in bioactive compounds derived from our diverse and exciting natural world.
SEPTEMBER
15

Canterbury Tech Summit

Christchurch
Event Type: Conference
Audience: Researchers, Commercialisation Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Business People

The 2016 Canterbury Tech Summit (formerly Software Summit) will be held on at the Airforce Museum in Christchurch. This half-day, multi-stream conference is one of the key industry events for the tech sector.

The Summit brings together New Zealand and international thought leaders and innovators to discuss what can be done to prepare for the fourth industrial revolution. Topics and exhibitions will include augmented reality, robotics, wearable technologies, guidance for startups, security in a world that doesn’t stop and the future of work.
SEPTEMBER
20

Leading Collaboration – Foundation Mindsets & Muscles

Auckland
Event Type: Workshop
Audience: Commercialisation Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Business People, Team Leaders

Foundation Mindsets & Muscles is for anyone responsible for leading and facilitating collaboration within their organisation and/or across the organisational boundary with other individuals and groups.
SEPTEMBER
21-28

Innovation Delegation to Israel

Israel
Event Type: Delegation
Audience: Commercialisation Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Business People

The delegation is organized by the Trans – Tasman Business Circle in partnership with the Israel Trade Commission and will include delegate participation from New Zealand, Singapore and our member organisations in Australia.
OCTOBER
19

KiwiNet Investment Committee

Scion, Rotorua
Event Type: Meeting
Audience: IC Members, Observers

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. It is allocated to projects from NZ's universities and CRIs at each Investment Committee meeting.

share on Twitter Like Upcoming Innovation Events on Facebook
OCTOBER
27, 28

Science Media SAVVY - Media and communication skills for researchers

Palmerston North
Event Type: Workshop
Audience: Researchers

Gain practical skills and strategies for explaining your work in different settings for a wider audience. Raise the profile of your area of research. Feel more confident and engage more effectively with media.

Ideally suited for established, active researchers with previous media experience who are seeking further development of their skills, as well as for beginners anticipating media interest in their work.
OCTOBER
28-6

MedTech Silo Showcase

Auckland
Event Type: Festival
Audience: Commercialisation Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Business People, Students, Researchers

MedTech CoRE and the TestPod are collaborating to celebrate innovators in medical technologies and inspire young New
Zealanders. The week long interactive exhibit will take place on 28 October to 06 November, 2016 at Silo Park in the Auckland
Viaduct.

The focus on work of the MedTech CoRE and showcasing various technologies, projects, and new ventures.
NOVEMBER
14-16

SingularityU New Zealand Summit

Christchurch
Event Type: Summit
Audience: Tech Transfer Professionals, Business People, Entrepreneurs

The SingularityU New Zealand Summit brings the world’s top speakers and experts on exponentially accelerating technologies together. You’ll learn about artificial intelligence – but it’s not a computing conference. You’ll learn about self-driving cars and networks – but it’s not a tech conference. You’ll learn about medicine and biotechnology – but it’s not a health conference. You’ll learn about the future of crime and the future of work – but it’s not a public policy conference. We expect you to come away from the Summit with nothing less than a total paradigm shift about where we’ve come from, where we’re going, and what’s possible.
Follow on TwitterLike on Facebook |
Copyright © 2016 Kiwi Innovation Network Limited, All rights reserved.


 

unsubscribe from this list | update subscription preferences