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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.
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.
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.
Maori entrepreneurship thriving in Waikato and Coromandel regions
“Māori businesses are more likely to take a holistic or social enterprise approach to business.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Digital marketing startup launches with Xero partnership
“We identified the need for a cost-effective cloud-based marketing solution that let e-commerce and digital marketing work together.”
Lightning Lab Demo Day set to showcase electricity innovation
The lightbulb moments from will provide interesting insight into the future of the country’s electricity market.
Fintech startup attracts record investment at Flux Accelerator Demo Day
Genoapay allows ten weekly payments at no cost for the services like automotive, dental and vets which people need.
Callaghan Innovation funds OHS app Forsite
The research and development grant is for an initial three-year term and is capped at $15 million.
Kiwi data analytics startup Dexibit goes GLAM with London's National Gallery
Museum analytics startup Dexibit has scored a collaboration with London’s National Gallery in what has been hailed as a ‘great accolade’.
SODA INC & partners to take startup incubation model across NZ
Waikato business incubator SODA Inc has four new partners as it aims to expand its incubation model across the country.
Māori entrepreneurs invited to take part in first govt-supported accelerator programme
Kōkiri is the name of New Zealand’s very first government-supported business accelerator programme for Māori, and it's looking for 10 participants.
Artificial intelligence and robots draw hundreds of Kiwi entrepreneurs to innovation event
The event featured a stellar line-up of established and emerging innovators...
Sold-out innovation event set to motivate and inspire Maori entrepreneurs
"Matariki XPonential is about providing opportunities to meet like-minded Māori entrepreneurs, learn from one another, and build connections."
Wearable tech challenge finalists want to rewire stroke-affected brains, decrease fall risk
The C-Prize Challenge invites Kiwi innovators and entrepreneurs to create technology solutions in a designated area.
Auckland’s FoodBowl driving innovation in food and beverage sector
“The shift from commodities to value-add can be challenging for businesses, as it requires new skills, technology, and market analysis.”
Regional startups gain access to more incubator services
Callaghan has awarded six providers, some in BoP, Gisborne, and Hawkes Bay, one and two-year contracts for founder incubator services.
Te Papa's Mahuki accelerator secures $250,000 in funding from Callaghan
"This support validates the success and direction of the Mahuki programme, and recognises the significant opportunities Te Papa can generate."
Callaghan applauds Team NZ’s third Americas Cup victory using winning R&D projects
Team NZ’s win is an example of how investment in R&D pays off, Callaghan chief executive Vic Crone says.