News and events

Advanced Materials

Building Innovation with Advanced Materials

Blog | 28 February 2018

Floating concrete, windows that generate electricity, ceramic materials that just won’t break. Kirsten Edgar, Callaghan Innovation’s National Technology Network Manager for Advanced Materials, gives an update on the latest developments.

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Houston trip opens doors for Kiwi med-tech innovators

Blog | 26 February 2018

A Callaghan Innovation fact-finding mission next week to the world’s largest life sciences campus is part of a strategy to elevate the burgeoning New Zealand medical technology sector onto the global stage.

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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.

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Kōkiri launch

Ka tū papahū a “Kōkiri” ki Kirikiriroa

News | 15 February 2018

Ground-breaking Māori business programme begins in Hamilton

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Techweek 18


News | 19 May 2018 to 27 May 2018

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

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Digital Data

Digital data economy a borderless opportunity

News | 25 January 2018

Find out about the European Digital Single Market, new data protection rules and its impact on New Zealand at our free workshop and webinar.

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New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards 2018

New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards 2018

News | 8 January 2018

Callaghan Innovation is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Hi-Tech Awards. 

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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.

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Team Uri-Go

Spinal injury leads to award-winning wearable tech

News | 1 December 2017

Uri-Go have won Callaghan Innovation’s 2017 C-Prize technology competition

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Collaboration is key to growing NZ’s agritech sector

News | 13 June 2018

Callaghan Innovation’s Nicky Molloy says through a united approach, innovative New Zealand companies can play a greater role in feeding the world. This comes as New Zealand celebrates 50 years of Fieldays, the country’s biggest farming event.

Build for Speed programme delivery partners sought

Build for Speed programme delivery partners sought

News | 24 October 2017

Delivery partners sought for programme designed to increase the knowledge, experience and capability of software product development teams.

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NZ Innovation Awards 2017

Callaghan Innovation congratulates NZ Innovation Awards winners

News | 20 October 2017

Callaghan Innovation today congratulated the winners of the New Zealand Innovation Awards, many of which are customers of the government innovation agency.

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Tin200 2017

Top tech companies contribute a record $10b to New Zealand economy

News | 18 October 2017

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has applauded New Zealand’s leading hi-tech companies for achieving a combined annual revenue of $10 billion this year.

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Langdon Morris. Prosper or Perish

Langdon Morris: Prosper or Perish

News | 10 October 2017

Remember Kodak, Blockbuster or Nokia? Attend this workshop with international innovation expert Langdon Morris and learn how to chart a successful future.

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Kōkiri waka

Kōkiri opens for business

News | 10 October 2017

New Zealand’s first business accelerator programme for Māori entrepreneurs and start-ups is now taking applications.

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Accelerate Sep 14 - 100 top tech companies

Succeed in a changing world - Gisborne

News | 12 October 2017

Futureproof your business by taking advantage of technology change and convergence

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Business woman

Succeed in a changing world - Waikato

News | 29 September 2017

Futureproof your business by taking advantage of technology change and convergence

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Gracefield Innovation Quarter entrance

Vacancy - General Manager, Research and Technical Services

News | 7 September 2017

Your chance to play a key role in building a world-leading innovation system, right here in New Zealand

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'Captain' Rachael Mason at SpaceCamp

We're at Space Camp!

Blog | 21 June 2018
Callaghan Innovation's Dr Rachael Mason and three #spacekiwis are at Space Camp USA this week, exploring NASA's space tech and immersing themselves in astronaut training programmes.


Tech diversity by the numbers in NZ

Blog | 9 August 2017

Currently making headlines is the debate around a former Google employee’s memo on women in technology.

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Growing smarter

Growing smarter – to feed more.

Blog | 7 August 2017

The first in a blog post series by National Technology Networks Manager Kimberlee Jordan, following her recent Biotech trip to the United States.

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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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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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R9 accelearator 3+ demo day

Start-up highlights March-May 2017

Blog | 13 June 2017

The latest news from New Zealand's start-up sector

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Food For Thought Part 4

Blog | 9 June 2017

The final in a blog post series by Business Innovation Advisor Nicky Molloy, following her recent agritech adventures in San Francisco.

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Food For Thought 3

Blog | 24 May 2017

Part 3 of a blog post series by Business Innovation Advisor Nicky Molloy, following her recent agritech adventures in San Francisco.

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Time measurement

Taking a measured approach

Blog | 22 May 2017

Did you know that the metre is defined based on the speed of light? And how can you be sure that there was actually 750ml in that bottle of wine that seemed to empty so quickly?

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Artificial Intelligence infographic

AI demystified

Blog | 18 May 2017

A newly released infographic by Callaghan Innovation breaks through the hype and intrigue around artificial intelligence to raise awareness of the opportunity this extraordinary technology is creating, writes National Network Manager Jonathan Miller

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Impossible hamburger

Food For Thought: Part 2

Blog | 16 May 2017

Paths To Food Traceability: Part 2 of a blog post series by Business Innovation Advisor Nicky Molloy, following her recent agritech adventures in San Francisco.

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