26 October, 2018
Home-grown tech could offer a greener future for the planet, say two leading scientists behind a major summit at Te Papa.
The researchers behind Tuesday's forum, "Materialise: a sustainable future", also see a big opportunity for New Zealand to become a leading technology exporter.
With both major parties committed to putting the country on track toward a net-zero carbon economy by 2050, they said it was timely to look at whether New Zealand could beat other countries to green-focused tech solutions.
"Are there clean technologies such as solar, batteries and next generation computing, where New Zealand could lead the world?" said Associate Professor Nicola Gaston, co-director of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, which is hosting the forum...