Industry Engagement Events


KiwiNet's Industry events are run in conjunction with partners to bring together a wide range of industry and research experts within a specific sector. We aim to build productive, long-lasting collaborations around a shared R&D vision.

We work to bridge the cultural divide that can exist between public research and industry through establishing deep professional ties built on trust and shared benefits. When businesses connect with universities and CRIs to push the frontiers of knowledge, they become powerful engines for innovation and economic growth.


  • Building networks and relationships between research and business.
  • Identifying key issues to addresses in specific sectors.
  • Exploring opportunities to combine resources and expertise.
Industry Foresighting
Industry Engagement
Industry Engagement

Our industry engagement activities include:

  • Industry foresighting meetings – Participants are tasked with identifying key issues affecting the sector in the next 5 years and the opportunities that exist for pre-empting them. Attendees are encouraged to collaborate to leverage their combined knowledge in developing solutions. See Example...
  • Business challenges – Participants are tasked with identifying key issues affecting the sector now and provide solutions directly with industry partners in mind. See Example...
  • Emerging opportunities documents – Collection of recently approved PreSeed technologies being developed at the universities and CRIs. Learn more…

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Previous Events


NZBIO International Opportunities Session

Part of 2015 NZBIO Conference this 120 minute session is themed International Opportunities.


NZIFST International Opportunities Session

Part of The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology Conference this 90 minute session is themed International Opportunities.


Salmon Business Challenges

The industry is looking for for novel ideas to solve 5 specific business challenges. This is an opportunity to demonstrate your skills to the whole NZ salmon aquaculture industry.



Maths In Industry Study Week

KiwiNet is helping connect mathematicians with businesses to solve industry issues


Sensors in the Environment

Callaghan Innovation, KiwiNet & the British High Commission in NZ are pleased to announce a workshop on sensors in the built environment.




Development of a Portfolio of Water Measurement Technology and Capability at publicly funded research organisations


Microbial Culture Collection Discussion: Initial meeting by publicly funded research organisations and industry.




Foresight Session: Aquaculture



Foresight meeting: Robotics