Food, Fibre & Agritech Supernode Challenge 

The future of the food, fibre and agritech sector in Canterbury is dependent on identifying new solutions that will enable the sector to continue to grow and thrive. Supported by ChristchurchNZ, Kiwinet, AgResearch and the Canterbury Mayoral Forum, the Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge has been designed to leverage the regional strengths and capabilities to equip innovators and change-makers in developing disruptive solutions.

The University of Canterbury’s Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) is the lead delivery partner, in collaboration with Lincoln University’s B.Linc Innovation  and ThincLab Canterbury. In 2021, the Accelerator programme brought together founders, mentors and expert speakers alongside stakeholders and investors. The top 10 finalists presented at a Showcase and Awards Ceremony at the end of day one of the E Tipu 2021: The Boma NZ Agri Summit with an estimated 500 attendees. Business and industry relationships continue to be leveraged with support provided to the ventures including mentoring services and investment to ensure long-term success.

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