Projects

Venture Taranaki undertakes a number of discreet projects to identify, analyse and progress various business, industry and infrastructural opportunities for the region. Read about some of the recent projects below.

Tapuae Roa - Regional Development Strategy

Tapuae Roa - Regional Development Strategy

Tapuae Roa is Taranaki’s Regional Development Strategy and Action Plan, launched in 2017-18.

State Highway 3 North

State Highway 3 North

Venture Taranaki, with support from NZIER and BECA Infrastructure, has released an economic development report into State Highway 3 North,

Idea Summit Taranaki

Idea Summit Taranaki

Idea Summit is Venture Taranaki's business startup competition that helps business ideas get off the ground.

National New Energy Development Centre

National New Energy Development Centre

Venture Taranaki developed the business case to establish the National New Energy Development Centre.

H2 Taranaki Roadmap

H2 Taranaki Roadmap

Venture Taranaki investigated the potential that hydrogen energy could offer the region

Taranaki 2050 Draft Roadmap

Taranaki 2050 Draft Roadmap

The Taranaki 2050 draft Roadmap was launched at the Just Transitions Summit in New Plymouth in May 2019 and sets out a vision for the region in the low-emission economy of the future.

Techweek

Techweek

Techweek is New Zealand’s largest innovation and technology festival that was brought to Taranaki for the first time by Venture Taranaki in 2018, and grown for 2019.

Niche Energy

Niche Energy

A project with Inglewood High School saw a one-year pilot dramatically lower the amount of energy the school needed from the national grid.

Taranaki International Education Strategy

Taranaki International Education Strategy

The Taranaki International Education Strategy 2015-2018 could see the region attract and benefit significantly from growing the number of international students.

Food Futures events

Food Futures events

Food Futures presented two events focused on the opportunities for Taranaki’s food sector, presented by Massey University in partnership with Venture Taranaki.

EnergyStream - O&G Portal

EnergyStream - O&G Portal

EnergyStream is the New Zealand oil and gas industry’s first dedicated, independent, industry-wide digital presence.

Manuka 2016 Event

Manuka 2016 Event

What does the future of New Zealand's manuka industry look like?