News and events

Improved R&D Career grant launched

News | 1 November 2017

Career grant aims to get more New Zealand graduate students and businesses working together on R&D projects.


Regional innovation showcase comes to the Bay of Plenty

News | 3 August 2017

A week-long innovation festival in the Bay of Plenty signposts the way ahead for business not only in the region but throughout the country according to Callaghan Innovation’s Hēmi Rolleston.

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Matariki X Regional events

Matariki X Regional Events

Event | 4 August 2017 to 16 November 2017

Callaghan Innovation is bringing the Matariki X experience to your region!

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Elena Higgison (centre) with some of the 2017 Flux Accelerator cohort

Callaghan Innovation kickstarts Kiwi companies

Blog | 26 July 2017

Disappointed not to have made it through to the C-Prize finals? Our Start-up Manager, Elena Higgison gives you the low-down on other ways Callaghan Innovation can help.

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Innovation event to draw hundreds of Māori entrepreneurs

News | 26 July 2017

Hundreds of smart, ambitious and innovative Māori entrepreneurs will spend this Saturday focusing on how technology can help realise their business dreams. 

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Callaghan InCite

Callaghan Innovation launches InCite report

News | 25 July 2017

Callaghan InCite report challenges New Zealand businesses to ride the technology wave

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C-Prize 2017

Finalists chosen for wearable technology challenge

News | 24 July 2017

Callaghan Innovation has today announced the 10 finalists in its C-Prize competition, which challenges entrants to create the next generation of wearable technology. 

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World Dairy Expo

World Dairy Expo 2017 and dairy tech immersion programme

News | 3 October 2017 to 7 October 2017

Want to attend the largest dairy technology event in North America?

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Thinking Globally

Thinking globally

Blog | 13 July 2017

Keep track of innovation agency news from around the world with this blog post series by Callaghan Innovation’s International Manager Cliff Fuller.

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Callaghan Innovation appoints GM – Strategy, Impacts and Insights

News | 11 July 2017

Callaghan Innovation has announced the appointment of Rosalie Nelson as General Manager – Strategy, Impacts and Insights.

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Improved R&D Career grant launched

News | 1 November 2017

Career grant aims to get more New Zealand graduate students and businesses working together on R&D projects.

Wearable Technology Infographic

World of wearable tech showcased in new infographic

News | 22 June 2017

Callaghan Innovation has today launched the second product in a new infographics series, which it hopes will demystify key technology areas and raise awareness of the opportunities that these technologies are creating.

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HealthTech Week 2017

HealthTech Week 2017

News | 19 June 2017 to 22 June 2017

Explore the future of healthcare at HealthTech Week 2017.

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C-Prize 2017

World-leading tech experts in NZ for premier innovation challenge

News | 8 June 2017

Three international experts are travelling to New Zealand next week to share their expertise in wearable technology with entrants in NZ’s premier innovation challenge.

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Callaghan Innovation Fieldays

Meet us at Fieldays 2017

News | 12 June 2017 to 17 June 2017

We’ll be at the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest showcase of agricultural technology and innovation – see you there!

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New Zealand Innovation Awards 2017 - sharpener

New Zealand Innovation Awards 2017

News | 8 June 2017

It’s time to tell us about what you’re doing to change the world by entering the New Zealand Innovation Awards 2017.

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Matariki XPonential 2017

News | 29 July 2017

The annual gathering of inspiring Māori business leaders and future superstars

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C-Prize 2017

C-Prize champions wearable technology

News | 1 June 2017

The next big thing in wearable technology could come from New Zealand’s premier challenge prize, launched by Callaghan Innovation. 

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Driving Innovation programme delivery partners sought.

News | 30 May 2017

Callaghan Innovation is inviting proposals from organisations interested in delivering an innovation programme to help New Zealand businesses accelerate their product development processes. 

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Bill Reichert

Business is Boring 53

News | 29 May 2017

Bill Reichert of Garage Ventures calls for the scrappy standout in the entrepreneur crowd

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Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator Demo Day cohort

FinTech demo day showcases financial tech’s future

News | 20 May 2017

Graduates of New Zealand’s first financial technology accelerator pitch their business ideas at Wellington demo day.

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Our Whkatauaki

Calling out the Callaghan Innovation Factor

Blog | 10 November 2017
Vic Crone, Chief Executive of Callaghan Innovation, reports on a great year for New Zealand innovators

Exponential emissary Kaila Colbin

The Future is Now

Blog | 13 October 2016

The future is already here, and you have three days to get your head around that fact, says Singularity Summit organiser Kaila Colbin

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Live action from the MedTech tiki tour

Taking a TIKI tour of MedTech

Blog | 7 October 2016

Callaghan Innovation's MedTech sector manager Diana Siew and project co-ordinator Jyoti Chugh walk us through a North Shore innovation showcase.

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The times, they are a-changing

Blog | 30 September 2016

John Campbell from energy start-up Our Energy reports back from the Smart Grid innovation mission to the US.

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Simon Brown speaking at the Canterbury Tech Summit, 18 Sept 2016

Shooting for the stars

Blog | 26 September 2016

In fields as diverse as accounting and space travel, companies are placing their R&D at the heart of their way of working, says Callaghan Innovation GM Accelerator Services Simon Brown

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Brendan Darby (L), with Mattias Mayer and Prof. Eric Le Ru

Achieving clarity

Blog | 19 September 2016

Brendan Darby reveals that transitioning from a researcher to a businessman involves a bit more ruthlessness and a lot more email.

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Release the hound

Blog | 12 September 2016

Paul Bracewell and Jason Wells of data analytics firm DOT Loves Data on credit, Christmas and car crashes.

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Business: No longer boring

Blog | 24 August 2016

Business is Boring podcast host Simon Pound talks to Disruptive Influence about scalability, sunglasses and soup.

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The science of failure - spinning gold in the dark

Blog | 11 August 2016

Callaghan Innovation advanced materials expert Kirsten Edgar finds that by revisiting ‘failed’ research, scientists have demonstrated the potential for machine learning to out-predict humans.

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Margaret Hyland – Director, Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge

Taking up the Challenge

Blog | 22 July 2016

It's an exciting time for New Zealand's Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge. Challenge Director Margaret Hyland reports on progress to date and the Challenge's vision for the future.

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Serial entrepreneur Annette Presley


Blog | 21 July 2016

Snippets of news across the national start-up scene...

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