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"Be intellectually promiscuous" - Callaghan urges innovators to push the boundaries on wearable tech
Callaghan is running its biennial C-Prize Challenge, asking Kiwi innovators and entrepreneurs to create the next generation of wearable tech.
World-leading tech experts to speak in NZ for innovation challenge
Three international experts will travel to NZ to share their expertise in wearable technology with entrants in Callaghan Innovation competition.
Kiwi businesses finally begin to invest in innovation
Kiwi businesses are investing more in their R&D to create innovation and success, according to Callaghan Innovation.
New hub to boost Māori innovation
"It is a place to connect with Māori, cook up new ideas and help your business grow."
Three new accelerator programmes launched to help Kiwi tech start ups
"The NZ tech sector is growing rapidly and making a big contribution to our strengthening economy."
NZ’s first FinTech Accelerator unveiled to help Kiwi start-ups soar
It has been released to turn great ideas into fledgling businesses and help NZ grow its share of a burgeoning global $1 trillion (NZD) industry.
How Callaghan Innovation's $244m revenue is shaping Kiwi innovation
Callaghan Innovation's 2015-2016 Annual Report is scheduled for Parliament, and it puts forward some of the most grand successes for Kiwi innovation.
Govt hands out further $15m to commercialise Kiwi tech
“We are seeing hundreds of very savvy hi-tech companies from New Zealand now competing and succeeding on the world stage."
Kiwi drone start-up takes out innovation award
Dotteral's creative solution to reducing UAV noise earned them a place at the Callaghan Innovation New Zealand pavilion at the NAB Show.
More Kiwi tech start ups to receive Govt grants
A further 11 Kiwi tech start ups will receive repayable grants worth $450,000 to help them commercialise their technology.
Māori innovation category for Hi-Tech Awards proving a hit
The 2016 Hi-Tech Awards has a new category, and it has attracted a lot attention.
Promapp snaps up growth grant worth up to $5 million
“It’s a great honour and the grant will allow us to add scale to our R&D investment enabling us to increase our development team by 50%."
Vodafone wants to help Kiwi start ups go global
“Vodafone is passionate about innovation and technology in New Zealand and is committed to helping businesses achieve global success."
New tool to protect retailers from online fraud
“Online fraud is much closer to home than retailers might think, and can be any purchase value made by any purchase method."
Students head to Silicon Valley for innovation inspiration
“Our job at Callaghan Innovation is to support hi-tech NZ businesses and this is a great way to encourage tomorrow’s young innovators."
Submissions wanted for DigMyIdea Māori Innovation Challenge
A new competition is calling on New Zealand’s top emerging entrepreneurs to submit their ideas for the DigMyIdea Māori Innovation Challenge.
NZ Govt initiative encourages tech innovations
The Technology Innovation National Science Challenge will focus on developing new technologies to create commercially successful breakthrough products
There's no stopping this Kiwi startup
Wellington-born startup, AREA360, has received $5.5 million investment from a US technology venture group, and is expanding into the American market.
Lower Hutt home to NZ's first ever manufacturing startup hub
Lightning Lab Manufacturing is the fifth Lightning Lab to run since its inception in 2013, and the first in New Zealand to centre around hardware.
Govt encourages Maori to get involved in IT
The New Zealand Government has launched a Maori Technology Scholarship to encourage more Maori into the Information Technology sector.
NZ gaming industry in need of startup companies
“Since games are global and digital in nature, with a good prototype it is possible to attract crowdfunding, publishing deals or private investment."
Big demand for Government's R&D grants
Up to $1.5 million will be made available to enable 126 businesses to employ students for work experience in New Zealand’s hi-tech sector.
Wellington event takes a closer look at Lean Startup Methodology
“We are keen to see the impact this thinking will have on New Zealand organisations aiming to stay competitive in the face of dynamic market forces."
University of Auckland drones compete for $50,000 prize
The C-Prize involves a competition among drone design teams to come up with a prototype that meets one or more of the challenges set by film makers.