Food, Fibre and Agritech Challenge top 25 confirmed
Innovation in the food, fibre and agritech sector looks set to solve some of the greatest challenges facing the sector thanks to ideas submitted to the Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge. With more than 50 high quality applications from across the country, Challenge partners ChristchurchNZ, KiwiNet, AgResearch and the Canterbury Mayoral Forum have been delighted by the revolutionary thinking from both private enterprise and researchers.
Boyd Warren, General Manager – Innovation & Business Growth at ChristchurchNZ said innovation challenges like this are a powerful tool to uncover innovation and solve problems.
“Challenges have the potential to grow businesses, enhance the environment and support prosperous livelihoods. We’re thrilled with the level of sophistication across the entrants and the opportunity to support these innovators, share knowledge and potentially grow great global businesses – all from here in Ōtautahi Christchurch.”
Alexandra Stuthridge, Commercialisation Manager at KiwiNet Innovation is excited to be part of the Challenge and to watch the innovative thinking unfold.
“KiwiNet is delighted to support the Food Fibre and Agriculture Challenge. We have been inspired by the enthusiasm and commitment of participants and by impressive quality of projects with real commercial potential. Above that high bar, what stands out has been the willing appetite for participants to connect with others, converse, share and ultimately strengthen the innovation community across Food, Fibre and Agritech.”