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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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Conference sponsor

New Zealand Government and Tātaki Auckland Unlimited are dedicated to support Business Events that bring people together to exchange knowledge and ideas, strengthen relationships, attract investment and talent flows to Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.

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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

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) strives to grow an inclusive, sustainable and prosperous New Zealand. It has a diverse range of policy and service delivery responsibilities, with a significant influence on the economic success of New Zealand and the broader economic, social and environmental wellbeing of our people.

As well as working to lift business expenditure on research and development, improve the benefits to the wider economy from business development assistance, and harness the potential of the digital economy, MBIE is undertaking the largest reforms of the Research, Science and Innovation system ever through Te Ara Paerangi – Future Pathways.

With better funding options and more opportunities to move from lab bench to start-up, or Crown research institute to industry and back again, Te Ara Paerangi – Future Pathways aims to create better career pathways, support diversity and enable career mobility.

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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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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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Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research is the Crown Research Institute for our land environment and biodiversity.

We have over 250 scientists and researchers focused on environmental issues, opportunities, and solutions. Through our research, we aim to create value for Aotearoa New Zealand.

At a time when global society is navigating climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, losses of critical biodiversity and habitat, and great societal and technological change, people are central.

Whatever one’s role in society, the decisions we make now will determine what we experience and pass on to future generations.

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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.

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Bronze | Charging station

The Association of Korean Woman Scientists and Engineers (KWSE) was established in 1993 as the pioneering association for women scientists and engineers in Korea. Our primary objects are to advance the national development in science and technology and protect the rights of women in STEM.

KWSE has been committed to several key activities.

Firstly, KWSE has conducted policy researches to promote gender equality and share voices from the STEM fields with government bodies. Secondly, KWSE has focused on strengthening network channels and enhancing the research capabilities of women scientists and engineers by offering funds to host academic conferences. Moreover, KWSE members put a lot of efforts into cultivating a science-friendly culture through scientific education and mentoring sessions with students. Finally, KWSE has been in active communication with domestic and overseas women scholars and S&T organizations to evaluate the feasibility of international research collaboration.

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Conference supporter

Worley delivers more than consulting, engineering, procurement and construction services: we deliver a more sustainable world. Every day, our 400 strong NZ team supported by our 51,000-strong global team, help customers across the energy, chemicals and resources sectors get one step closer to solving our planet’s toughest challenges. Together, we tackle climate change. We navigate the energy transition. Our people are breaking barriers and are paving the way for a more inclusive and diverse future. Our work today ensures we have a tomorrow. One that we can all thrive in.

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Conference supporter

Pacific Channel is NZ’s largest deep-tech venture capital fund focusing specifically on IP rich businesses solving health, food and environmental problems. Pacific Channel have invested in many science and engineering R&D companies that have spun out of New Zealand’s CRI and universities. With over $80M in funds under management, Pacific Channel is one of the largest and oldest deep tech venture funds in New Zealand. Pacific Channel are deeply committed to supporting women to explore pathways in science and engineering commercialisation. In 2022, Pacific relaunched the Women in Science and Engineering Award to support and help aspiring female entrepreneurs identify the commercialisation pathway of their technology.