News and events

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.


C-Prize 2017

World-leading tech experts in NZ for premier innovation challenge

News | 8 June 2017

Three international experts are travelling to New Zealand next week to share their expertise in wearable technology with entrants in NZ’s premier innovation challenge.

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Callaghan Innovation Fieldays

Meet us at Fieldays 2017

News | 12 June 2017 to 17 June 2017

We’ll be at the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest showcase of agricultural technology and innovation – see you there!

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New Zealand Innovation Awards 2017 - sharpener

New Zealand Innovation Awards 2017

News | 8 June 2017

It’s time to tell us about what you’re doing to change the world by entering the New Zealand Innovation Awards 2017.

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Matariki XPonential 2017

News | 29 July 2017

The annual gathering of inspiring Māori business leaders and future superstars

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C-Prize 2017

C-Prize champions wearable technology

News | 1 June 2017

The next big thing in wearable technology could come from New Zealand’s premier challenge prize, launched by Callaghan Innovation. 

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Driving Innovation programme delivery partners sought.

News | 30 May 2017

Callaghan Innovation is inviting proposals from organisations interested in delivering an innovation programme to help New Zealand businesses accelerate their product development processes. 

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Bill Reichert

Business is Boring 53

News | 29 May 2017

Bill Reichert of Garage Ventures calls for the scrappy standout in the entrepreneur crowd

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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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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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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.


Christine Bellis and Lani Evans

Business is Boring #49

News | 21 April 2017

Christina Bellis and Lani Evans are turning an IRD subsidy into a force for good

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BIO 2017

BIO 2017

News | 18 April 2017

We are visting the world’s largest biotech expo in San Diego this June with a group of innovative New Zealand companies.

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emhLabs

Lightning Lab announces innovation challenge winners

News | 18 April 2017

emhLab's home energy efficiency tool wins New Zealand electricity technology challenge

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C-Prize 2017

C-Prize information evenings

News | 1 May 2017 to 4 May 2017

Find out more about C-Prize at our May information evenings.

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Business is Boring 42. Gemma Hurst and Marcus Radich

Business is Boring #42

News | 13 April 2017

Gemma Hurst and Marcus Radich say you shouldn't always wait for the world to come to you.

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Techweek'17

News | 6 May 2017 to 14 May 2017

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Future

More Māori-Hi-Tech marriages needed

News | 30 March 2017

After a record number of people gathered to hear the finalists announced for the 2017 NZ Hi-Tech Awards, Hēmi Rolleston of Callaghan Innovation considers what success for future Māori looks like in a world of increasingly fast-paced technological change.

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New Zealand businesses embrace innovation through R&D

News | 29 March 2017

More New Zealand businesses are embracing innovation as the key to international success, says Callaghan Innovation Chief Executive, Vic Crone.

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C-Prize 2017

C-Prize wearable technology challenge launch

News | 3 April 2017

An evening for people interested in changing lives through wearable technology.

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Time measurement

How measurement can cut millions out of your expenses

News | 7 March 2017

Fleur Francois, Director of the Measurement Standards Laboratory, says that rapid changes in measurement science and technology are going to be good for business.

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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

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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