Prof Craig Bunt is the Inaugural Professor of Agricultural Innovation, Otago University, New Zealand. Craig Bunt’s leading scientific contributions span pharmaceutics, food science, and environmental management tools, which has produced unique transformational discoveries and technologies. He has developed new standards for translating rigorous, quantitative academic work to promote intellectual progress, environmental sustainability and improved agricultural practices. He received his B.Pharm(hons) from the University of Otago and earned his Ph.D under the supervision of Dr David Jones and Professor Ian Tucker at the University of Otago. His research has been recognised by numerous awards and include an OECD fellowship, The Chiasma, Uniservices and Ideas Challenge prizes of the Spark Ideas Entrepreneurship Challenge, Waikato Agribusiness Innovation Supreme Winner, and The Controlled Release Society’s Outstanding Veterinary Paper. Over the course of his career Craig’s innovative research has yielded more than 50 peer-reviewed papers, more than 100 abstracts, 16 patents, and over 50 oral presentations at national and international conferences. As principal investigator, he has been awarded $2.4M external funding over his career and is currently leading the “Multifunctional nano-coatings for sustainable agriculture applications” (MBIE LINX 1902) Endevour Fund Smart Idea. His innovative ideas and efforts have also led to one new FDA approved veterinary pharmaceutical (CIDRTM) and three agricultural products (BioShieldTM, HogGone® and Bait-Rite-PasteTM) that improve food safety and sustainability by better management of environmental pests, livestock, and pasture.