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Your sponsors

We would like to acknowledge and thank the sponsors listed below, without whom the conference would not be possible

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Platinum | Conference dinner

Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. They’re vibrant and diverse, and so is our team. Inclusion creates individual opportunity, but it also fosters collective growth. With a variety of unique perspectives and experiences, we’re better able to address the ever-evolving needs of the communities we serve. We're designers, planners, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

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Gold | Conference app

Te Whare Pūtaiao | Faculty of Science has been an important part of Waipapa Taumata Rau |University of Auckland since its inception. As New Zealand’s largest and most esteemed science faculty, it ranks first in 11 subjects nationally and among the top 100 worldwide in 6 subjects, as per the QS World Rankings. The faculty’s strength lies in its consolidation of 10 diverse schools and departments, to provide exceptional teaching and research opportunities. Moreover, it hosts 18 research centres engaged in world-leading and innovative research. With robust partnerships established with numerous science-based institutions, the faculty extends its services and resources to schools, researchers, and the broader community, fostering collaboration and knowledge dissemination.

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Silver | Theme session: Ensuring STEM diversity and equality

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NIWA is New Zealand’s leading natural resources and environmental sciences service provider.

Our mission is to support the wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand’s people and businesses through improved management of the environment, sustainable use of natural resources, and effective responses to global change.

We deliver on our mission by undertaking world-leading climate, freshwater and marine science, and providing a wide range of services to our stakeholders and clients. We typically conduct more than 1,300 projects each year for more than 100 different organisations, including government, industry and Māori.

We focus our science and services on New Zealand’s greatest opportunities and most pressing challenges, such as increasing resilience to weather-related hazards and climate change, fostering regional economic growth, transitioning to a diversified low-carbon economy, preserving biodiversity and ecosystem health, improving water quality and allocation, and achieving social equity.

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Green | Reusable coffee cups and rinsing station

Plant & Food Research believes science can create a better future. By finding smarter, greener options today, they’re helping secure the world we want to live in tomorrow.

With their partners, they use world-leading science to improve the way we grow, fish, harvest, prepare and share food. Every day, they have 1000 people working across Aotearoa New Zealand and the world to help deliver healthy foods from the world’s most sustainable systems.

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Bronze | Face mask and sanitisation station

Te Pūnaha Matatini – the meeting place of many faces – is the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence for complex systems.

We build community across disciplines to solve complex problems. We bring together researchers from tertiary institutions, government institutes, private sector organisations and marae communities from throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our strategy is to transform the research system in Aotearoa New Zealand by embedding a strong foundation of values that permeates the work that we do on complex systems. We train ethical, collaborative researchers that work with complex data across diverse sectors.