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Incubators and Accelerators

Showcasing Innovation: Three Months of Startup Highlights

Blog | 1 December 2017

Highlights - and some looming deadlines - from New Zealand's startup scene

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Chris Sutton

Master of measurement receives top international award

News | 30 November 2017

New Zealand scientist Dr Chris Sutton has been awarded one of the world’s top honours in the field of metrology, the science of measurement.

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C-Prize 2017

C-Prize grand prize winner to be announced 1 December

News | 28 November 2017

On Friday 1 December a seven-month journey will end as Callaghan Innovation’s 2017 C-Prize grand prize winner is announced.

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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

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Update on R&D tax credit and grants

News | 9 November 2017

The Government is committed to supporting increased business R&D, including through a R&D tax credit.

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Grants gallery

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.

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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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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.

Food for Thought Forum

Food for Thought Forum

News | 7 September 2017

A forum exploring advanced techniques for food innovation

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Innovating with Light Forum

Innovating with Light Forum

News | 7 September 2017

A forum dedicated to leading edge synchrotron techniques for soft materials

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© National Gallery, London

GLAM role for Callaghan Innovation customer Dexibit

News | 16 August 2017

Callaghan Innovation has applauded the success of one of its customers, Dexibit, which today announced a collaboration with London’s National Gallery.

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Go Global 2017

Go Global – The Exporters' Conference

News | 21 September 2017

Callaghan Innovation is delighted to support the upcoming Go Global – The Exporters' Conference – helping the exporting business community. 

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Better by Lean delivery partners sought

Better by Lean delivery partners sought

News | 8 August 2017

Delivery partners sought for the provision of Better by Lean workshops, consultancy services and pilot programmes

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Driving Innovation RFP 2017

Driving Innovation programme delivery partners appointed

News | 4 August 2017

New providers appointed to help New Zealand businesses accelerate their product development processes.

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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

News | 4 August 2017 to 16 November 2017

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

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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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'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.

Food For Thought

Blog | 9 May 2017

Part 1 of a new blog post series by Nicky Molloy, following her recent agritech adventures in San Francisco

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Sheep dreams are made of this

Blog | 4 April 2017

Could some smart science make the New Zealand textile industry great again? Kirsten Edgar and Damian Carder find out.

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Party time at AMN8, Queenstown, Feb 2017

Start-up Highlights, March 2017

Blog | 10 March 2017

Callaghan Innovation's start-up team has resurrected a blog favourite for your reading pleasure.

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Nathan Stantiall models a DAQRI augmented reality helmet at CES 2017

It’s time to make manufacturing sexy

Blog | 16 February 2017

Callaghan Innovation Business Innovation Adviser Nathan Stantiall says the next generation of job seekers are yet to fully appreciate the potential of a job in the tech-savvy world of Manufacturing 4.0.

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Ashes to headrests, dust to activated carbon

Blog | 8 February 2017

Callaghan Innovation national manager advanced materials Kirsten Edgar says smart businesses here and overseas are turning waste streams into valuable resources.

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Elena Higgison tries out the Boxfish Research VR headset at CES 2017

CES 2017: The weird and the wonderful

Blog | 12 January 2017

Callaghan Innovation international partnerships manager Victoria Hallum gives her thoughts on the most useful and, er, inventive creations she saw at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Baxter the Robot

Meet Baxter

Blog | 14 December 2016

Baxter is a smart, collaborative robot. Callaghan Innovation has been putting him to work alongside humans on productions lines around New Zealand for the past couple of years.

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The Hamilton manufacturing trek participants

Trekking the Tron

Blog | 3 November 2016

After touring China, Callaghan Innovation technology networks manager Jesse Keith hits the road again with business innovation adviser Nathan Stantiall, taking their Manufacturing Trek to exotic Hamilton.

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Revisiting Myths

Blog | 31 October 2016

Sandra Baresic rounds up the highlights of Italian design-thinker Roberto Verganti's visit to our shores.

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Jason Mayden (centre) with Callaghan Innovation senior leaders Chris Hartshorn, Wayne Mulligan, Esther livingstone and CE Hemi Rolleston

Mayden voyage

Blog | 21 October 2016

Former global design director for Nike's Jordan brand Jason Mayden outlines his keys to design and marketing success

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