Discover Wellington

Discover the heartbeat of Wellington’s biotech scene at our two exclusive events.

Only in Wellington Touchdown Event.

Ahead of our Life Sciences Summit 2024 we’re welcoming delegates and interested parties to our Only in Wellington Touchdown Event. You don’t need to be a Summit delegate to join this event.

Immerse yourself in the spirit of Wellington – no slides, no thank you speeches, just captivating narratives that echo the city’s vibrancy. Join BioTechNZ and Creative HQ and meet companies including Litmaps, BioOra, Bspkl, Inhibit Coatings, Evithé Biotechnology, AROTEC Diagnostics Limited, Bontia Bio, Advemto Ltd., Hot Lime Labs and humble bee bio.

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Guided Tours

Please join us for a guided tour of Callaghan Innovation Gracefield Innovation Quarter (GIQ) and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.

Innovation and Discovery Tour

Following the Life Sciences Summit 2024, extend your experience with our Innovation and Discovery Tour. In collaboration with Callaghan Innovation explore Gracefield Innovation Quarter, home to leading researchers and scientists. Then, explore The Malaghan Institute, a world-class biomedical research charity specialising in immunology and immunotherapy. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore Wellington’s biotech landscape and connect with industry leaders.

Meet in central location and travel to Callaghan Innovation GIQ

Morning tea

Tour of Callaghan Innovation GIQ. This may include Process Engineering, Fermentation, Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) Room and opportunity to meet resident businesses


Bus to Malaghan Institute

Tour of Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

Return to city

Special thanks to Callaghan Innovation for hosting this event. This draft itinerary is subject to change.

If you’re New Zealand based and interested in attending, please register your interest and we’ll let you know if we can accommodate you.

About Gracefield Innovation Quarter

  • Part of Callaghan Innovation, Gracefield Innovation Quarter is home to more than 200 leading scientists, researchers and technicians in New Zealand.
  • It offers advanced workshops, labs, equipment and measurement facilities.
  • GIQ supports commercialisation by providing access to scientific and technical expertise. Learn more about the Gracefield Innovation Quarter here.

About the Malaghan Institute

  • The Malaghan Institute is a world-class independent biomedical research charity specialising in immunology and immunotherapy.
  • Researchers and clinicians collaborate to make discoveries in the lab, translate them into treatments and conduct clinical trials.
  • More than 140 researchers and support staff contribute to advancing the use of the immune system in fighting disease. Learn more about the Malaghan Institute.

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