PlantTech Research Institute - Official Interactive Launch

Thu 23 May


81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

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Running Time: 12:30-3:30pm


81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

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PlantTech Research Institute welcomes everyone to its official interactive launch as a pioneering, Government-backed research and development organisation.

Come celebrate as we start our journey to harness New Zealand’s artificial intelligence, robotics and drone sectors to address scientific challenges in the nation’s horticulture industry with cutting-edge technology solutions. Discuss and participate with our founding shareholder companies and the University of Waikato as they showcase their cutting-edge work in digital horticulture, technology and Artificial Intelligence.

in our ‘mini exhibition’.

Stalls include 

  • Robotics Plus Limited, a New Zealand agricultural robotics company in which Yamaha Motor Company invested $US10 million last year, will have its Autonomous Multipurpose Mobile Platform present.
  • Bluelab, manufacturers and exporters of hand-held meters and control equipment for measuring and controlling pH, conductivity and temperature of a liquid, will demonstrate a closed system based on hydroponics.
  • GPS-it, an aerial farm mapping and software development company, illustrate how it provides high-quality, customised geospatial solutions to its clients.

The Bay of Plenty naturally lends itself to being a test bed for research and technology development that could potentially transform plant-based value chains, and regional economic performance. 

Leveraging these strengths will allow us to ensure the horticulture industry remains ahead of the inevitable economic, environmental, biosecurity, climate change and crop health challenges that lie ahead.  

As Kiwis, we love a challenge, and for us this is a chance to show collaborative can-do attitude in the Agtech sector to create something ahead of its time.

This is a FREE event open to the public.

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