World-leading innovation happens here in Canterbury and we're looking to uncover more cutting-edge thinking with the Food, Fibre and Agritech Challenge.

Congratulations to the 24 exciting enterprise and research ventures that have been selected for the Accelerator programme! Media release here

At the Acclerator conclusion, the top 10 ventures will present on stage at the Showcase and Awards Ceremony at E Tipu: The Boma Agri Summit on 21 June and be in to win a share of up to $70,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. Register here now for your opportunity to see these innovation leaders! 


We are challenging New Zealand innovators and change-makers to develop new innovative solutions that meet market demand by considering: 

1. What innovative products and processes can we develop to increase the value, sustainability and competitiveness of New Zealand’s food and fibre sector? This could include high-value and alternative proteins, functional ingredients, bio-based products, or high-performance fibre

2. What solutions can we develop and implement to impact the sustainable food production, value-added product or forestry value chains? These solutions could be applicable to waste stream and the circular economy, technology/ data as an accelerator for agri business, nitrogen loss and water conservation, sustainable packaging, response to climate change, or emissions reduction and low carbon alternatives

3. What innovative research, idea or business venture can you present which will produce value-adding, high impact transformation in the food, fibre and agritech sector.


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 Challenge Partners 




 Delivery partner UC Centre for Entrepreneurship, suppporters ThincLab Canterbury and B.Linc Innovation