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Te Whare a Māui - The Māori Innovation Hub

open this image in new window: Te Whare a Māui - The Māori Innovation Hub

Collaborate and innovate with other Māori businesses at Callaghan Innovation’s purpose-built Te Whare a Māui - Māori innovation hub.

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What is the Māori innovation hub and what are the benefits?

Te Whare a Māui, the Māori innovation hub at our Gracefield Innovation Quarter in Lower Hutt, is a free shared working space for Māori businesses, with tools to help you collaborate and innovate. The hub enables innovators to connect with other Māori businesses and work alongside Callaghan Innovation's experts. Te Whare a Māui is a culturally safe space where tikanga (Māori protocols) is paramount. 

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Who is the Māori innovation hub for?

Te Whare a Māui is purpose-built for businesses currently working with Callaghan Innovation. The only criterion is that tikanga is observed at all times, and this is explained prior to entry.  

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How does the Māori innovation hub work?

Te Whare a Māui is a communal space that is ideal for hui and workshops. Or use it as a working space where you can connect and collaborate. The hub needs to be booked in advance in consultation with the Māori Economy team, who will do their best to accommodate your needs. Please contact the Customer Support team to get started.

The Māori Economy team can also be available on request and you can read more about how they can support you.

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How can you sign up and how much does it cost?

If you're interested in using the hub, please contact the

Customer Support team


Māori Innovation Hub interior

Updated: 8 November 2022