New Zealand’s bioeconomy is built on a century of world class biological research. The country has a long tradition of applying research to pastoral and arable farming, horticulture, forestry and human healthcare.

New Zealand is now reaping the benefits of improvements in primary production, and from new high-value products. There are also a growing number of companies whose core business is biotechnology. These are high technology companies developing a range of novel products and services for global markets.

Market Facts

  • New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna are essential in the development of life sciences products for the global industry.
  • New Zealand is home to manufacturing facilities for pharmaceuticals, animal health products, animal vaccines and serum production.

BIOTech New Zealand (BIOTechNZ)

Previously known as NZBIO, BIOTech New Zealand (BIOTechNZ) joined the New Zealand Tech Alliance in July 2018. Its vision is to maximise New Zealands’ bioscience + technology capability to create a strong New Zealand Bioeconomy.

We are a purpose driven, membership funded organisation. Our diverse range of members all share a passion for the opportunities that BIOTech can help address for many of the world’s agricultural, environmental and health problems.  Our organisation is governed by an Executive Council.