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Callaghan Innovation: 'Unicorns' create $34b for New Zealand
New Zealand ‘unicorns’ behind some of New Zealand’s most successful innovation businesses like Rocket Lab, Xero, and LanzaTech have helped to create more than $34 billion in value to the country.
08 Apr 2019
Callaghan Innovation grants Auckland SaaS firm $5m windfall
"We envisage that the enhancements we can make to the product will help us grow sales in both the United States and UK, enabling us to expand our teams in each country."
02 Apr 2019
Callaghan Innovation board welcomes Frances Valintine & Angela Bull
Callaghan Innovation is welcoming property mogul Angela Bull and the reappointment of tech futurist Frances Valintine and to its board this week.
27 Mar 2019
NZ’s Maori innovators are on the rise
“More iwi investors need to recognise that these sectors will provide the high-value jobs our children need."
19 Feb 2019
SingleSource scores R&D grant to explore digital identity over blockchain
Callaghan Innovation has awarded a $318,000 R&D grant to Auckland-based firm SingleSource, a company that applies risk scoring to digital identity.
11 Dec 2018
MicroMaker3D's tiny 3D printing tech is 'game changing'
Imagine 3D printing things thinner and smaller than a human hair, and how they could be used in everything from sensors, electronics, wearables and meshes.
13 Nov 2018
Callaghan Innovation places bets in local crypto startup
Callaghan Innovation has placed $330,000 into a local cryptocurrency savings and trading startup now called Vimba.
31 Oct 2018
'Don't be like Silicon Valley': Kiwi SaaS firms encouraged to look after their own
“We can't compete with Silicon Valley money. We have to be smarter and more focused."
30 Aug 2018
NZ agritech innovators touch down in Silicon Valley
Thirty of New Zealand’s agritech innovators have finally landed in Silicon Valley this week as they get ready to put their innovations to the test.
27 Aug 2018
The future of farming is in agritech, says Callaghan Innovation
“We’ve always had a number 8 wire culture in farming but it is crucial we power that up with science and technology," says Hemi Rolleston.
28 Jun 2018
Callaghan Innovation congratulates Hi-tech award winners
"Technology has huge potential to solve many problems we face in business, in society and in our economy."
28 May 2018
Moment of truth for fintech accelerator participants
“The startups this year are a step up again from the ventures involved in the inaugural accelerator."
15 May 2018
Tauranga software development firm awarded Callaghan R&D grant
Radfords has been collaborating across the NZ kiwifruit industry to help it scale into the position it is in today.
03 May 2018
Callaghan Innovation’s borrow-a-cobot scheme speeding up automation
Cobots are robots that work alongside their human colleagues without the need for safety guarding.
23 Mar 2018
New Zealand R&D investment driven by SMBs - Callaghan
Kiwi firms spent $1.8 billion on R&D in 2017, a substantial 14% increase on 2016.
21 Mar 2018
Social enterprise develops game for learning sign language
The game has passed the prototype stage, and SeeCom are currently doing research to produce the full game version.
14 Mar 2018
Callaghan Innovation awards R&D grant to AI startup
Ambit is conceivably one of the youngest companies to receive the grant at ten months old.
07 Mar 2018
Maori entrepreneurship thriving in Waikato and Coromandel regions
“Māori businesses are more likely to take a holistic or social enterprise approach to business.”
01 Feb 2018
Christchurch entrepreneur accelerates with Kokiri
Logan Williams has been selected to take part in the startup accelerator programme to help turn his ideas into an innovative business.
08 Jan 2018
Innovative bladder sensor scoops Callaghan’s wearable tech award
The C-Prize aimed to encourage people to push the boundaries of what’s possible through technology, and solve real-world challenges.
05 Dec 2017
Callaghan Innovation congratulates NZ Innovation Awards winners
“Let’s be bold, disrupt the disruptors by being future-focused, and embrace the opportunities this new era.”
20 Oct 2017
Calling all green innovators – Entries for WWF Innovation Awards now open
The search is on for big, bold, game-changing ideas and new solutions to New Zealand’s greatest environmental challenges.
27 Sep 2017
IDC names top 10 fastest growing fintech companies in A/NZ
The companies were evaluated across key metrics such as addressable market, customer adoption, investments, chance of survival, and innovation.
22 Sep 2017
Callaghan Innovation welcomes new board members
George Gong is an entrepreneur and angel investor with more than 20 years, and Stefan Korn was a member Callaghan’s Stakeholder Advisory Group.
11 Sep 2017