Autogrow Systems has an excellent year

The 2011 year has been very positive for Autogrow.

1) Won the ANZ exporter award which was part of the Business.govt.nz flying start competition. The prize is being used to fund a trip to China for the official opening of a new large farm using our equipment.
2) Obtained a sizeable R&D grant from MSI to assist with the completion of our revolutionary greenhouse control system
3) Have achieved local government endorsement for our products in two states within China. This allows farmers to apply for a significant government subsidies to promote the adoption of modern technology.
4) Appointed distributors for China and Turkey
5) Obtained an undergraduate Internship grant from MSI for the development of a new product.

Autogrow focuses on providing a reliable product with high functionality and ease of use. This strategy is obviously working and building our reputation and brand. One of our overseas distributors who had previously expressed interest in re-branding our product now tell us that the Autogrow brand is so well regarded that they no longer wish to change.

We expect revenue to rise dramatically over the coming years with our new product range and new distributors. Look for the full Autogrow story here.

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New Zealand Hi-Tech Economy Survey

Auckland ICT and Electronics Auckland invite you to partner with International Institute for Software Economics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Incorporated (IISEIE) and Microsoft on the important initiative that will provide you with valuable benchmarking and insight into your strategic position in the marketplace.

This is a unique opportunity for your organization to better understand your innovation readiness and identify specific, actionable steps to increase your organization’s innovation capabilities.

You are invited to take a part in the New Zealand Hi-Tech Economy Survey, the results of which will be available for your use in a form of comparative benchmarking tool which will help you to:

  • Better understand your organizational capacity for innovation.
  • Identify your innovation strengths that can be leveraged for your competitive advantage.
  • Spot critical barriers and risks that may limit or block innovation in your organization.
  • Understand your relationship with the market place and gain insights on how your innovation capability compares to your competitors.
  • Identify opportunities for growth and improvement.

The Survey page can be accessed through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Hi-Tech-Economy-Survey

By following this link, you will get to the online survey page that provides information about the survey and instructions for its completion.

This survey is part of the High Tech Economy Study in New Zealand. The initiative is executed by The International Institute for Software Economics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Incorporated (IISEIE).

All information will be kept confidential and results will be reported only in aggregate. Neither Microsoft nor other survey participants will be able to access or view your responses to these questions.

Thank you in advance for completing the survey. Do forward post this to hi-tech companies in your network and encourage them to take part too.