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This article was published on 21 October 2016

We’re taking 14 innovative New Zealand companies to the world’s best consumer electronics show.

Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and 14 innovative New Zealand companines are busy planning an innovation mission to the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is being held 5-8 January 2017 in Las Vegas.

Ten of the companies will be exhibiting in Eureka Park, an exhibit area that provides startups an exhibit area to promote a new product, service or idea. Another will be exhibiting in the Gaming and Virtual Reality marketplace. All companies will get the opportunity to validate their ideas, investigate the competition, understand more about tech trends and explore investment opportunities and development partnerships.

Consumer Electronics Show 2016 stand
One of our stands at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016

About Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

For 50 years CES has been the launch pad for new innovation and technology that has changed the world. The 2016 event attracted more than 160,000 attendees from all around the world and included some 300 conference sessions and 2.47 million net square feet of exhibit space. It's one of the biggest events of its kind and covers almost every conceivable angle of the consumer electronics industry including audio, communications infrastructure, software, contact creation and distribution, digital imagery, video, gaming, fitness tech, robotics, sensors, health and biotech, wearables, smart home, and vehicle technology.

Where and when

Consumer Electronics Show
5–8 January 2017
Las Vegas, USA

Joining Callaghan Innovation at CES

Remote operated underwater vehicle (ROV) for science, film and exploration.

Wireless Guard
Remote controlled door and window locks (Never leave home with your doors unlocked again).

Drone noise suppression technology (Taking the drone of out drones).

Wearable tech for motorcyclists (Safer and smarter connected motorcycling).

Point Zero
“Holospace” enabling customers in retail stores to build out their dream products inside holograms.

Koha Technologies
Telling cultural stories through AR/VR.

Java Hifi
Revolutionary audio equipment.

Wearable vibration therapy (recover faster, perform better, move easier).

Synthstrom Audible
Deluge – portable synthesizer, sequences and sampler.

Software to allow anyone to commentate a sports game from anywhere in the world and synchronise their commentary to the live game video.

World’s most advanced gaming mouse.

Pop-in Technologies
Portable video conferencing and media sharing device that plugs into a TV.

Phoenix Audio
Now hear this: technology – personally calibrated audio system for people with hearing loss.

Manoeuvrable UAVs.

Some of our CES companies recently featured on Breakfast TV


Just being at CES and having discussions with prospects and potential partners helped us to understand what we can offer US consumer tech companies.