Monthly Archives: September 2015

The other Silicon Valley

Callaghan Innovation’s Kirsten Edgar and Karen Wong recall the busyness, businesses and bubbles of the Business Expo 2015 at the Petone Club last week. It was Callaghan Innovation’s first appearance at the annual Hutt Valley business showcase. There was a diversity … Continue reading

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How to clean up in India

Callaghan Innovation Energy & Aviation Sector Manager Chris Thomson gives some tips on succeeding in business in incredible India. It’s incredibly big (population 1.2 billion), incredibly diverse (22 official languages), and incredibly polluted (with the world’s 4 most polluted cities). I … Continue reading

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Start-up Highlights: September 2015

Sprout Last week saw the launch of a national agritech accelerator – Sprout – designed and delivered by BCC, a Founder Incubator supported by Callaghan Innovation. Eight teams will receive a cash injection of $20,000 and be placed in a … Continue reading

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Meet the Ultras

A team from Otago University and Callaghan Innovation are to partner with local technology firms to bring about a revolution in the diagnosis of gum disease. In early September, the UltraD3 team, headed by Professor Warwick Duncan of Otago University’s … Continue reading

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The bricklayer

Wellington web developer Rox Flame has merged his artistic and IT talents to take out the 2015 KiwiGameStarter prize. The prize, sponsored by Callaghan Innovation, was awarded to Flames’ game Dynabrick on 11 September at the annual New Zealand Game … Continue reading

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C-PRIZE update: Ruru

Dr Mike Kingan with a small but perfectly formed update on C-PRIZE entrant team Ruru UAV: This past fortnight we have been busy assessing different rotor designs for noise and aerodynamic performance. A large number of different rotors have been … Continue reading

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Building and testing…

Originally posted on Horizon UAV:
Work is continuing on our build, with virtually all parts now in our hands. We hope to have our craft up and flying within the next week, though testing of our station-keeping algorithms has been continuing on…

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Guest blog from VorTech: Airborn!

Ben MacLaren reveals C-PRIZE Team VorTech have a UAV in the air as the weeks to testing day whizz past. It has been a long time coming, but this fortnight marked a major milestone – the first time we’ve got a … Continue reading

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Living in a (meta)material world

Invisibility cloaks, punch-proof suits and clothing that gives you superhuman powers of observation – Kirsten Edgar gives an insight into the world of Dr Ruopeng Liu, sometimes dubbed China’s answer to Elon Musk. Last week Callaghan Innovation was fortunate enough … Continue reading

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Blowin’ in the wind

Testing the C-PRIZE UAVs is a test in itself, writes Callaghan Innovation aviation sector manager Chris Thomson. Eight weeks until testing begins for the six Callaghan Innovation C-PRIZE finalists! On the 9th of November the teams will unveil their prototypes … Continue reading

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