A mihi whakatau is a form of Māori welcome.
This session will provide an overview of the environmental, policy, and economic drivers in the region and explore the role of blue and green tech in building a climate resilient future
Overview of the current state and maturity of clean tech in the region. What are the investment trends? What are the opportunities now and into the future?
Will Charles (Exec Director Commercialisation - UniServices)
Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall (Minister for Research, Science and Innovation - New Zealand government) - joining virtually
Anthony DeOrsey (Research Manager - Cleantech Group)
Audrey Zibelman (Former Managing Director and CEO - AEMO and Global Energy Transition Advisor) - joining virtually
An interactive session celebrating women in cleantech, sharing insights, learnings and opportunities
Overview of indigenous innovation in Aotearoa | New Zealand and the U.S. This session will consider how we value and protect knowledge systems, how to create culturally safe pathways for innovation and commercialisation and highlight some exemplar indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs.
Dion Peita (Māori Business Development Director - UniServices)
Tui Kaumoana (Kaiārahi - UniServices)
Tori McNoe (Poutaki Hononga | Commercialisation - UniServices)
Tessa Greco (Project manager - National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Dr Daniel Hikuroa (Senior lecturer, Māori studies - The University of Auckland)
Hēmi Rolleston (General manager, Te Ao Māori and science services - Scion)
This session will profile a selection of innovators and entrepreneurs from the U.S. and New Zealand. It will explore how they built scalable and sustainable businesses, the major challenges they navigated and the keys to their success.
Phil Anderson (Callaghan Innovation)
Dr Sean Simpson (founder - Lanzatech) - joining virtually
Dr Will Barker (founder & CEO - Mint Innovation)
Dr Paul Geraghty (CEO - Liquium)
Bex Rempel (Co-founder & CEO - ZeroJet)
Christina Houlihan (Chief Executive Officer - b.spkl)
Sir Stephen Tindall (founder - The Warehouse Group)
Drinks and canapes
This session will provide an overview of the global developments in transport decarbonisation, emerging technologies and innovations. The session will explore the current technology, while looking ahead with insights into the long-distance travel technologies we are likely to see in the next five to ten years.
It will also consider the role of international partnerships and government in accelerating the transition towards a low carbon transport system. Panellists will profile some of the innovation driving this transition and discuss the best pathway for transport decarbonisation. They will share their insights on the ingredients of success and how the United States and New Zealand can collaborate to drive innovation forward.
Anthony DeOrsey of Cleantech Group
Hon Michael Wood of New Zealand government - joining virtually
Leah Murphy of MBIE (panel facilitator)
Dr Michael Kissin of WiTricity New Zealand Ltd
Dr John Kennedy of GNS Science
Amelia Rentzios of Hiringa Energy
This session will provide an overview of the innovations in waste valorisation and the underlying challenges and opportunities facing this growth sector.
Panelists will discuss a variety of topics including offtake agreements, engaging with commercial partners and early adopters, business models and navigating the startup 'valley of death'.
This session will provide an overview of cleantech ecosystems from the U.S., UK and New Zealand and provide insights into the characteristics and key learnings in building thriving ecosystems to support cleantech entrepreneurs and innovators to succeed
This session will provide an overview the energy ecosystem and innovations accelerating the uptake of renewable and low emissions energy.
The session will explore the role of innovation, communities and investors in enabling a equitable transition and profile a number of innovative companies leading the charge.
Page Crahan of Google X
Tessa Greco of National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Dana McKenzie (panel facilitator)
This session will focus on the opportunities, challenges and business models to enable carbon removal at scale.
The panel session will share insights into various technology options and economics tipping points.
Date: Friday, 9 December 2022
Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm (full schedule listed below)
Location: Taupō, Aotearoa New Zealand
As an add-on to enhance your conference experience, Ara Ake alongside partner the New Zealand Geothermal Association, will be hosting a CleanTech field trip to connect with companies and community leaders. You’ll experience a range of innovative products, services and processes to accelerate the decarbonisation of our industries and economies.
You’ll see innovation in action and connect with leaders in the geothermal and renewable energy sectors. Their new technologies and business models are building a climate resilient future.
- A bus will be arranged for delegates joining the field trip to transport you from Auckland to Taupō on Thursday evening.
- This programme is based on the current COVID-response announced by the New Zealand government (as at 26/10/2022). If there are changes to the COVID-response, attendees will be notified in advance.
- Get in quick – this event is limited to 30 participants.
Depart from: Hilton Lake Taupō, 80-100 Napier Road, Hilltop, Taupō
Transport to Tuaropaki Trust
Tuaropaki Trust Te Pai Sustainability Centre at Mokai Geothermal Plant
You’ll receive an overview of Tuaropaki Trust with a specific focus on its energy portfolio history and circular industries strategy
Transport to Hilton Lake Taupō
Hilton Lake Taupō
Transport to Geo40 Mineral extraction
Option for networking event