News and events

Callaghan Innovation executives lead the digital transformation korero

News | 19 February 2018

The need for countries to embrace and successfully transition to fully digital economies is undeniable and pressing.


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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Wellington Gold Awards

Wellington Gold Awards winner shows way for New Zealand

News | 6 July 2017

In a world where torrents of technology changes are sweeping away whole industries, the winner of last night’s Wellington Gold Awards highlights the critical role innovation plays in powering businesses success.

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Groundswell

Groundswell Festival

News | 7 August 2017 to 13 August 2017

Callaghan Innovation is delighted to be a partner of the upcoming Groundswell Festival, Tauranga’s Inaugural Festival of Innovation. 

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Founder Incubator launch

Founder incubators expand to regional NZ

News | 27 June 2017

Early stage technology businesses in the regions can expect an easier pathway to support, thanks to the expansion of Callaghan Innovation’s founder incubators, says Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith.

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Maori business accelerator announced

News | 27 June 2017

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Callaghan Innovation are teaming up to create a business accelerator dedicated to speeding up the development of early stage Māori businesses.

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ARL 360VR Camera set up.

Innovative technology proves a winner for Team NZ

News | 27 June 2017

Callaghan Innovation has today applauded Emirates Team New Zealand’s triumph in the 2017 America’s Cup and the use of innovative technology to give its winning performance the edge.

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SaaStr Annual 2018

SaaStr Annual 2018

News | 6 February 2018 to 8 February 2018

We're taking a cohort of New Zealand software as a service organisations to Saastr 2018 in San Francisco!

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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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Callaghan Innovation executives lead the digital transformation korero

News | 19 February 2018

The need for countries to embrace and successfully transition to fully digital economies is undeniable and pressing.


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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Bill Reichert - Scaling up and 21st century entrepreneurship

Bill Reichert - Scaling up and 21st century entrepreneurship

News | 18 May 2017

Masterclass and keynote address from Silicon Valley pioneer and founder of Garage Ventures.

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Callaghan Connect 2017

Callaghan Connect

News | 17 May 2017

First Callaghan Connect customer day joins the dots.

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NZ Hi-Tech Awards

Callaghan Innovation customers win at Hi-Tech Awards

News | 13 May 2017

The calibre of winners at the 2017 Hi-Tech Awards highlights an exciting, rapidly growing industry that is critical to New Zealand’s future.

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$74.6m to further grow business R&D

$74.6m to further grow business R&D

News | 10 May 2017

$74.6 million in additional funding to meet the growing demand for Callaghan Innovation’s research and development (R&D) Growth Grants.

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R&D Student Experience Grant 2017

Apply now for R&D Experience Student Grants

News | 10 May 2017

Does your business want a smart and enthusiastic student to help with R&D, at minimal cost?

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Adàn Tijerina

Business is Boring #48

News | 8 May 2017

Adàn Tijerina of Almighty Juices on why immigrants make ideal entrepreneurs

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We're hiring

We're hiring

News | 28 April 2017

We looking for exceptional people to help us build a world-leading innovaton system right here in New Zealand.

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Techweek‘18

Event | 19 May 2018 to 27 May 2018

Callaghan Innovation is proud to support Techweek as it returns in 2018 bigger and better than ever. 


World Dairy Expo - talking with Winsconsin farmer

Milking the World Dairy Expo for all it’s worth

Blog | 11 December 2017
A Callaghan Innovation-led trip to North America’s largest dairy technology event provided priceless insights for a delegation of kiwi innovators looking to crack a lucrative export market.

Start-up Highlights, March 2016

Blog | 4 April 2016

An update on the latest New Zealand start-up news

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New Zealand company leads the world in eczema research

Blog | 30 March 2016

A breakthrough eczema treatment has propelled a New Zealand scientist into the spotlight, leading to the invitation to deliver a keynote speech at the top global dermatology conference later this year.

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The level playing field

Blog | 16 March 2016

When it comes to game development, is being small the secret to making it big? Some industry players discuss where the culture of innovation resides in game dev.

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Start-up Highlights, February 2016

Blog | 3 March 2016

There’s a faint chill in the evening air, and days are getting shorter already, but you can relive the summer with highlights from all the emerging business action from February.

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From Xero to hero

Blog | 1 March 2016

Give people the space to express their own culture, and they will call themselves Cheese Weasels and thrive, says Xero’s Julie Reddish.

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The young and the restless

Blog | 23 February 2016

From luggage damage to incomprehensible menus, Venture Up showcases the best problem solving of the millennial generation, writes Sara McFall.

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IMAGE: Nicola Valentine and Seth Reid focused on revenue over quick growth

The plot thickens

Blog | 16 February 2016

How “QV on steroids” went from start-up to cashed-up in half a cricket season.

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Richard Alderton, Seadragon and ChangeQ CEO, talking to Sprout teams at LIC

Start-up highlights: Jan 2016

Blog | 1 February 2016

Just in time for the end of the summer holidays, here’s a small but perfectly formed start-up highlights package from the last two months.

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CES 2016: trade show on a Vegas scale (pic: Victoria Hallum)

Welcome to the freak show

Blog | 28 January 2016

The founder of cinema tech start-up Kiné6, Sean Snyders, reflects on going from Lower Hutt to Las Vegas in two months.

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Brendan Darby

The 36ers

Blog | 18 January 2016

A 36-hour commercialisation sprint session has opened up a world of possibilities for academic Brendan Darby.

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