Welcome to NZBIO

 

NZBIO is a vibrant member-based organisation focused on growing New Zealand’s prosperous bioeconomy.  With hundreds of individual and corporate members from across agbiotech, human health, industrial and environmental and food bioscience, NZBIO plays a leading role in providing practical support for companies to grow.  

NZBIO’s activities include member events, seminars and conferences, policy advocacy, national and international outreach and promotion.Our membership base ranges from start up bioscience companies, to mature corporates and major multinationals.  We also represent New Zealand research institutes and universities, specialist service professionals, corporate, institutional, individual and student members from New Zealand and around the world.

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A house call with William Rolleston 02 Sep 2014 - A house call with William Rolleston Federated Farmers' new national president, Dr William Rolleston may have a celebrated lineage but his eyes are very much on the future. "I don't tend to look back and ruminate on the past. It's not something I do," he said.
Is NZ missing the genetic revolution? 01 Sep 2014 - Is NZ missing the genetic revolution? OPINION: We are in the midst of a genetic revolution in the primary industries, but I am concerned New Zealand will not fully capitalise on it.
Opposition R&D tax credit policy described as ‘scattergun’ 29 Aug 2014 - Opposition R&D tax credit policy described as ‘scattergun’ This week the Technology Investment Network, authors of the TIN100+ report on the performance of New Zealand’s high tech sector, hosted an engaging political debate on how the three major parties plan to support the technology sector.
New Biological Heritage Science Challenge 29 Aug 2014 - New Biological Heritage Science Challenge The new National Science Challenge, New Zealand’s Biological Heritage - Nga Koiora Tuku Iho, announced today by Science and Innovation Minister, Hon Steven Joyce is much more than just a large research programme, according to Dr James Buwalda, Chair of the Challenge.
Social Enterprise Guide: Incubation and Funding 28 Aug 2014 - Social Enterprise Guide: Incubation and Funding Starting companies is tough. That's why many entrepreneurs work in incubators, where they can share space and resources with other fledgling companies. They also get access to some of the business expertise, networks and money they will need to succeed.
Life-saving virus detection device launched in Queenstown 27 Aug 2014 - Life-saving virus detection device launched in Queenstown A life-saving hand-held device developed at the University of Otago to quickly detect viruses and bacteria is set to go global - and millions could be sold.
Fund to invest in local tech 25 Aug 2014 - Fund to invest in local tech A new investment fund supported by government-backed venture capital funds in New Zealand and Taiwan has raised US$75 million ($89.2 million), of which at least US$35 million will be invested into local technology companies.
BioSA Incubator boosts SA job growth 22 Aug 2014 - BioSA Incubator boosts SA job growth The BioSA incubator is the first dedicated bioscience incubator in Australia, which is aimed at promoting and accelerating the commercialisation of research and development in South Australia.