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Start-up highlights May 2016

Tech Innovation Showcase at Astrolab Hosted by the Auckland-based Technology Incubator Astrolab, the Tech Innovation Showcase was a unique addition to Tech Week Akl. Guests were warmly welcomed with canapes and drinks, after which new and prospective ventures commercialising NZ-sourced … Continue reading

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Ian Taylor and Mary Quin steal the show for Māori at the NZ Hi Tech awards

At last year’s Hi-Tech Awards, NZ’s top event recognising technology industry success, the challenge was laid to ‘get more Māori in the room’. Hemi Rolleston, Callaghan Innovation’s General Manager Maori Economy & Business Innovation Services, writes about how Callaghan Innovation took … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s UAV tech takeover

Chris Thomson, Callaghan Innovation’s Aviation Sector Manager attended NAB in Las Vegas this April. With five New Zealand companies on board he wraps up from four days of technology mayhem. From 18-21st April a group of NZ UAV technology companies were on … Continue reading

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START-UP HIGHLIGHTS April 2016

  AgTech Silicon Valley Forum   Sprout and WNT Ventures team representatives recently attended the AgTechSVForum ‘How Digital Technology is Transforming AgTech’ in Silicon Valley on April 21st, in association with Callaghan Innovation and Wharf 42. It provided New Zealand … Continue reading

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Weighing up the options: embrace the niche or automate?

Callaghan Innovation national technology network manager for advanced materials, Kirsten Edgar, explains why automation could be a double-edged sword for New Zealand companies. At the recent Advanced Composites Innovation Conference in Melbourne I gained a fascinating insight into international trends … Continue reading

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Start-up highlights March 2016

Sprout On Thursday March 17th Sprout companies presented to a handpicked group of investors and agribusiness leaders at the 2016 New Zealand Agribusiness Investment showcase in Palmerston North. This was part of the wider New Zealand Agri Investment Week designed … Continue reading

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