AgResearch is New Zealand’s largest Crown Research Institute (CRI) and partners with the pastoral sector to identify and deliver the innovation that is needed to create value for the world. It is a vibrant organisation with approximately 850 staff spread across four campuses and farms in Manawatu, Waikato, Canterbury and Otago.



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Cawthron Institute is New Zealand’s largest independent science organisation, offering a broad spectrum of services to help protect the environment and support sustainable development of primary industries.



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ESR (The Institute of Environmental Science and Research) is a Crown Research Institute. Its world class knowledge, research and laboratory services lead, support and advise the decisions that safeguard people’s health, protect New Zealand’s food-based economy, improve the safety of our freshwater and groundwater resources and provide the justice sector with expert forensic science.



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Fonterra is a global, co-operatively-owned company with its roots firmly planted in New Zealand’s rich land, working to unlock every drop of goodness from the more than 20 billion litres of milk we collect each year and sharing it with the world.



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Massey University is proud to be a partner of FoodHQ and part of a group providing expertise across the food value chain. As New Zealand’s defining tertiary institution, Massey University provides underpinning knowledge for the nation’s successful development across that value chain and beyond.



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Plant & Food Research is one of New Zealand’s largest scientific research organisations, bringing together more than 80 years of food, horticulture, arable and seafood research to deliver knowledge and technology that serves industry and society.



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The Riddet Institute is a premier centre for fundamental and strategic scientific research. Its area of expertise is at the intersection of food material science, novel food processing, human nutrition and gastrointestinal biology.



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Founded in 2006 as a business incubator, the BCC is focused on turning innovative ideas into thriving new businesses. It has graduated 28 companies who have collectively raised more than $20M in early stage investment.



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Palmerston North City Council is focused on creating a vibrant, caring, innovative, and sustainable city. One of the many goals of Council is for Palmerston North to be an economically sustainable city which attracts, fosters and retains businesses and jobs to create a prosperous community. FoodHQ is an essential part of that mix and Council is proud to stand alongside its partners and support this initiative that will add value to the food chain not only here in New Zealand but around the world.



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Manawatu District Council has a vision for a connected, vibrant and thriving Manawatu – the best rural lifestyle in New Zealand. Three areas of focus drive this vision – promoting our rural area as the food basket of New Zealand, developing attractive and prosperous village communities, and creating the most vibrant country town in New Zealand. FoodHQ plays an important role in making our vision a reality. The Council is excited about supporting FoodHQ and its partners in adding value to the food chain both locally and around the world.



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