UK-to-NZ mission in Biotechnology and Agricultural Technology

The British High Commission in New Zealand has announced that there are now only a few places left for the UK-to-NZ mission in Biotechnology and Agricultural Technology in April 2014. There is no time to lose if you think you might be interested!

The mission will coincide with the NZBIO conference www.nzbio.org.nz in Auckland, New Zealand, April 28-30, 2014 The High Commission is cooperating with the conference organisers on this mission. The conference, the industry’s biggest biotech event brings together people from all corners of the sector. It provides a national forum for practitioners and experts to examine and discuss industry developments and technologies. A one day main conference (plenary and parallel sessions) and dinner is planned for April 29, with workshops on the days before and after.

You may also wish to visit organisations of interest in New Zealand before or after the meetings, and the High Commission will be pleased to assist in making the necessary contacts and arrangements.

Some funding (up to £1500) will be available to R&D participants who seek to pursue a commercially-orientated collaboration with NZ (on a first-come basis for those who qualify). The High Commission, in collaboration with the conference organisers, will host a UK-NZ workshop during the conference or the day before or after (TBA), where participants may make their own pitches and enter into personal discussions on potential collaborations with New Zealand organisations.

How to apply

Please respond to the questions below and e-mail Steve.Thompson@fco.gov.uk if you are interested in joining the mission.

Questions for UK applicants:

1. Name and position of applicant:

2. Organisation name and address:

3. Nature of organisation’s business and R&D interest:

4. Organisations you would like to meet to pursue collaboration with in New Zealand:

5. Your ‘pitch’ at any mission workshop: Please give a title or topic:

6. Any other comments.