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Deep Tech - Creating an economic boost for NZ

Deep tech forms the nexus between science, high-value companies and sustainability. This dynamic opportunity is growing rapidly in NZ!


Wednesday 26 May
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Parliament - Grand Hall, ,
1 Museum Street, Pipitea, Wellington, New Zealand
Free event
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What's it all about?

Deep tech provides a value boost to high value products, improved industrial processes, and sustainability solutions across diverse industries.

Join us to hear about dynamic applications of science to high value commercial opportunities. We will also host a series of "Tech Tasters", where entrepreneurs pitch their work in a rapid fire series.

Collaboration between science leaders and entrepreneurs at the MacDiarmid Institute, NZ Product Accelerator, MESA, CHIASMA, Momentum Committees and UC Biomolecular Interaction Centre.


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Prof Sally Brooker

MacDiarmid Principal Investigator

Research that designs, prepares, screens, characterises and then optimises novel catalysts active for the hydrogen evolution reaction. Seeking non-toxic catalyst candidates for photocatalysis.

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Dr Chris Bumby

MacDiarmid Principal Investigator

Chris Bumby is an applied materials physicist whose research spans a diverse range of materials engineering topics, including hydrogen steelmaking, ceramic semiconductors and superconducting machines.

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Ivan Williams

CEO CarbonScape

With over 25 years of international business experience in the renewable energy and sustainability markets, Ivan brings an impressive track-record in business acumen and leadership having previously held CEO, Managing Director, Vice President, Corporate P&L roles for global businesses up to €100m.

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Prof Simon Fraser

Chair VUW Strategic Theme: Stimulating a Design-led High-value Manufacturing Region

With over 30 years of practice based research in industry and academia with an increasing shift from the mass production of manufactured products to digital fabrication and additive manufacturing. At Porsche Design I received over 20 international design awards and numerous patents.


Networking commences
Welcome and Mihi
• Hydrogen catalyst research for industry in Germany - how NZ can participate
Professor Sally Brooker
• Zero-emission manufacturing, e-waste and biomaterials - how companies can lead through R&D excellence
Dr Chris Bumby
• CarbonScape : Enabling Sustainable Battery Technology with climate positive graphite
Ivan Williams - CEO
• Design innovation ties material science to the customer
Professor Simon Fraser

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