Biosecurity Innovation Exchange 2019

The second Biosecurity Innovation Exchange was held in Auckland in November 2019. Find out about the event and get links to videos of the presentations and speeches.

About the Biosecurity Innovation Exchange

The exchange events started in 2018. They're designed to be a catalyst for collaboration between Australia and New Zealand. They bring together national agencies, research organisations, universities and industry to discuss transformative ideas to meet the future challenges for biosecurity.

Auckland was the venue for the second event held on 4 November 2019. It was hosted by Biosecurity New Zealand (part of the Ministry for Primary Industries) in partnership with the Australian Department of Agriculture. 

Watch presentations from speakers

Videos from the Auckland exchange are available to watch on YouTube.

Welcome speeches

Penny Nelson – Deputy Director-General of Biosecurity New Zealand (7.10)

Lyn O’Connell – Deputy Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (8.40)

State of innovation

Cathryn Geiger – Assistant Secretary, Biosecurity Implementation Branch, Department of Agriculture (15.21)

Brendan Gould – Manager of Biosecurity Surveillance and Incursions, Biosecurity New Zealand (14.52)

Sam Leske – Director of Intelligence, Planning and Coordination, Biosecurity New Zealand (11.06)

Setting the future

Professor Gary Evans – Chief Science Advisor, Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (22.35)

5G in New Zealand

Colin Brown – Technology Change Leader, Spark New Zealand (25.12)

Innovative hyperspectral remote sensing methods for pre-visual detection in  the context of biosecurity

Professor Pablo Zarco-Tejada – Remote Sensing and Precision Agriculture, The University of Melbourne (28.27)

Find out more – Australian Department of Agriculture

Media release: 2019 innovation exchange continues trans-Tasman collaboration

The Seed – Biosecurity Innovation Hub

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