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Special Seminar | Dr Kimberlee Jordan, Callaghan Innovation and Dr Will Barker, Mint Innovation

Exploring the challenges and opportunities in the NZ biotech ecosystem

Dr Kimberlee Jordan (Callaghan Innovation) and Dr Will Barker (Mint Innovation) will be putting a spotlight on key aspects of New Zealand's biotech ecosystem. As the National Technology Network Manager for Biotechnology at Callaghan Innovation Kim works closely with New Zealand's leading scientists and engineers, senior business leaders and industry associations to help connect companies to the resources they need to grow. Key elements of this role include technology foresighting and thought leadership. Kim will outline how Callaghan Innovation supports R&D across the sector, with a particular focus on supporting and translating public R&D. 

Dr Will Barker is the recently departed CEO of NZBIO - New Zealand's peak biotech industry association -­ and co-­founder/CEO of Mint Innovation -­ an industrial biotech start-­up. As a leading advocate for the biotech sector, Will, will provide a summary of recent developments in GM regulations and how they affect New Zealand biotech. Changing gears (and hats) Will, will also be sharing some experiences from growing LanzaTech and Mint Innovation.

Date Friday, 15 September 2017
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Audience Public
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Seminar
Departmental Seminar
LocationBiochem seminar room 231

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