PlantTech IS A KEY ORGANISATION IN TAURANGA’S GROWING AGRI-TECH SECTOR

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We are tackling some of the world’s greatest horticultural challenges through Artificial Intelligence technology.

WE NEED YOU!

As we grow, we need more experts in:

  • Data science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Horticulture

PlantTech is a global horticultural research and development organisation based in Tauranga, New Zealand.

“The Bay of Plenty naturally lends itself to being a test bed. We already have a strong horticultural industry delivering to global markets. Our research and technology developments are transforming plant-based value chains locally and have huge potential globally.” ~ Mark Begbie, PlantTech CEO

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Mark Begbie | PlantTech Research Institute

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“AI and data science are tough talent pools globally. We are at the start of a rapid growth curve, and demand substantially outstrips the supply of local skills.”

At a glance

At PlantTech, we seek to accelerate innovation and find solutions to horticulture challenges through Artificial Intelligence technology.

  • Founded 2018
  • 10 employees + growing
  • Offices in downtown Tauranga
  • Consortium of seven horticultural companies: Bluelab, Cucumber, Eurofins, Radfords, Robotics Plus, Trimax, Zespri.
  • Partnering with Priority One, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the University of Waikato.
  • Seeking experts in data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, horticulture.
Mark Begbie (PlantTech CEO), Hon Megan Wood (Minister of Research, Science and Innovation), Nigel Tutt (Priority One CEO)
Mark Begbie (PlantTech CEO), Hon Megan Wood (Minister of Research, Science and Innovation), Nigel Tutt (Priority One CEO)

Ready For A Change?

Grow your career + enjoy the lifestyle of our vibrant, fast-growing city by the sea.

Our People | Our Stories

Zulfikar Hossain

Zulfikar Hossain | AI & Robotics Expert Joins PlantTech Team

Zulfikar Hossain wasn’t surprised when he got a LinkedIn message from a recruiter in Tauranga asking him to consider employment with an innovative horticultural research and development organization called PlantTech.  With a PhD in Articifical Intelligence for robotics, Zulfi was used to be being approached by the commercial sector. His particular skill set was rare…

Diversity and Innovation at PlantTech | Meet Our Multi-National Team

PlantTech in Tauranga, New Zealand is seeking to accelerate innovation and find solutions to horticulture challenges through Artificial Intelligence technology. A normal day at the PlantTech office involves a multi-national team conducting interdisciplinary research. PlantTech CEO, Scotsman Dr. Mark Begbie, reflects on the innovation advantages of this cultural diversity. Our PlantTech research team has experience in precision agriculture, astronomy, bioinformatics, machine…

Are they on yours?

At PlantTech, biosecurity, labour shortages, climate change, crop health and food solutions for a growing global population are high on our agenda. Join our team and help us tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our generation.
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“We believe collaboration between academic research and industry experience is the best way to accelerate innovation and find solutions that will work in the real world.” ~ Mark Begbie, CEO

GET IN TOUCH

We’d love to hear from experienced technology professionals with expertise in data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning who interested in working for PlantTech. Returning Kiwi expats, immigrants and New Zealand locals are all welcome to get in contact.

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Helen Thornton-Gussy Executive Assistant E. helen@pri.co.nz P. +64 7 571 0226

Sector Spotlight

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“Our aspiration is for New Zealand’s agritech sector to be a global leader in science, technology and innovation, delivering commercial outcomes for the global primary sector.”

~ Peter Wren-Hamilton | Agritech NZ