2:00pm

Breakout session • 1.5 hours

WNT Deep Tech Showcase

Hosted by: WNT Ventures

Base Station, 148 Durham Street


Explore advanced technology, commercialisation and investment with one of NZ’s leading funds. WNT Ventures is New Zealand’s most established early-stage deep tech fund manager, and they are based right here in Tauranga!

In this session, you’ll learn about the world of deep tech start-ups, and advanced technologies spinning out of local research that have the potential for massive impact. This will be an informal session, a chance to grab a refreshing beverage (hot or cold!), and explore the realities tech commercialisation from New Zealand, with the team from WNT showcasing their portfolio of companies, which range across advanced manufacturing, medical technology, climate tech, commodity recycling, artificial intelligence, aerospace, agri-tech, sensing, and automation.

This will include founders from three of their start up investments:

  • Michael Woffindon - Hairspace (automated hair cutting tool)
  • Damian Butters - TDRI (sub-surface moisture testing)
  • Kerri McMaster - Goodair (drug free nasal decongestant).