News and events

Sold-out event highlights importance of SaaS support networks

News | 30 August 2018

Software as a service (SaaS) is a driving force behind New Zealand’s fastest-growing technology sector, so it’s no surprise that a first-of-its-kind conference for SaaS entrepreneurs held in Auckland was sold out.


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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Thinking Globally 2

Thinking globally 2

Blog | 29 September 2017

Keep track of innovation agency news from around the world with another global update from Callaghan Innovation’s International Manager Cliff Fuller.

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Lightning Lab Electric Teams

Sparking innovation in New Zealand's electricity sector

Blog | 26 September 2017

James Muir, Callaghan Innovation's Business Innovation Advisor - Energy & Environment, shares his thoughts on Lightning Lab Electric, energy sector disruption and launching a Digital Energy Hub.

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GapSummit

Bringing biotech solutions to market

Blog | 19 September 2017

Could a digital revolution break down barriers to medical innovation?

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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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GapSummit

Leading tomorrow’s bioeconomy

Blog | 13 September 2017

What are the most pressing challenges and gaps in the bioeconomy? Callaghan Innovation’s Max Thompson found out when he attended GapSummit as one of 100 young leaders of tomorrow

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Sold-out event highlights importance of SaaS support networks

News | 30 August 2018

Software as a service (SaaS) is a driving force behind New Zealand’s fastest-growing technology sector, so it’s no surprise that a first-of-its-kind conference for SaaS entrepreneurs held in Auckland was sold out.


World Dairy Expo

World Dairy Expo 2017 and dairy tech immersion programme

News | 3 October 2017 to 7 October 2017

Want to attend the largest dairy technology event in North America?

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Callaghan Innovation appoints GM – Strategy, Impacts and Insights

News | 11 July 2017

Callaghan Innovation has announced the appointment of Rosalie Nelson as General Manager – Strategy, Impacts and Insights.

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Wellington Gold Awards

Wellington Gold Awards winner shows way for New Zealand

News | 6 July 2017

In a world where torrents of technology changes are sweeping away whole industries, the winner of last night’s Wellington Gold Awards highlights the critical role innovation plays in powering businesses success.

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Groundswell

Groundswell Festival

News | 7 August 2017 to 13 August 2017

Callaghan Innovation is delighted to be a partner of the upcoming Groundswell Festival, Tauranga’s Inaugural Festival of Innovation. 

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Founder Incubator launch

Founder incubators expand to regional NZ

News | 27 June 2017

Early stage technology businesses in the regions can expect an easier pathway to support, thanks to the expansion of Callaghan Innovation’s founder incubators, says Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith.

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Maori business accelerator announced

News | 27 June 2017

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Callaghan Innovation are teaming up to create a business accelerator dedicated to speeding up the development of early stage Māori businesses.

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ARL 360VR Camera set up.

Innovative technology proves a winner for Team NZ

News | 27 June 2017

Callaghan Innovation has today applauded Emirates Team New Zealand’s triumph in the 2017 America’s Cup and the use of innovative technology to give its winning performance the edge.

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SaaStr Annual 2018

SaaStr Annual 2018

News | 6 February 2018 to 8 February 2018

We're taking a cohort of New Zealand software as a service organisations to Saastr 2018 in San Francisco!

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Wearable Technology Infographic

World of wearable tech showcased in new infographic

News | 22 June 2017

Callaghan Innovation has today launched the second product in a new infographics series, which it hopes will demystify key technology areas and raise awareness of the opportunities that these technologies are creating.

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HealthTech Week 2017

HealthTech Week 2017

News | 19 June 2017 to 22 June 2017

Explore the future of healthcare at HealthTech Week 2017.

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Kiwi SaaStr ’19 delegation

Event | 3 February 2019 to 7 February 2019

Callaghan Innovation is going to SaaStr Annual 2019 – are you joining us?


'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.

Serial entrepreneur Annette Presley

START-UP HIGHLIGHTS June|July 2016

Blog | 21 July 2016

Snippets of news across the national start-up scene...

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Industry 4.0 - the future of automated manufacturing

Blog | 19 July 2016

In June, Callaghan Innovation together with the New Zealand Manufacturing and Export Association (NZMEA) hosted an event series on Industry 4.0 or “the digitalization of manufacturing”.

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Chasing Pokemon to innovation

Blog | 14 July 2016

Callaghan Innovation Grants and Performance Specialist, Christina Houlihan, has been struck with Pokemania, and it's giving her ideas - innovative ones...

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Te Ururoa Flavell, Maori Development Minister speaks at Matariki X in Rotorua

What is Māori innovation? To snare the sun, and then some...

Blog | 16 June 2016

Dr Jason Paul Mika attended Matariki X on 11 June in Rotorua and offers his impression of the event that brought together 14 speakers and more than 300 audience members

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Participants, mentors, volunteers and sponsors of Startup Weekend Wellington. Source: @SWWLG

Start-up highlights May 2016

Blog | 1 June 2016

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

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Hemi Rolleston leads Callaghan Innovation’s haka, Rukuhia

Ian Taylor and Mary Quin steal the show for Māori at the NZ Hi Tech awards

Blog | 24 May 2016

At last year’s Hi-Tech Awards, NZ’s top event recognising technology industry success, the challenge was laid to ‘get more Māori in the room’. Hemi Rolleston writes about how Callaghan Innovation took up that challenge.

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The NZ contingent at NAB

New Zealand’s UAV tech takeover

Blog | 17 May 2016

Chris Thomson, Callaghan Innovation’s Aviation Sector Manager attended NAB in Las Vegas this April. With five New Zealand companies on board he wraps up from four days of technology mayhem.

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CoHelix’s  Nicole, Dan, Alex at the R9 AcceleratorPhoto: http://creativehq.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/cohelix3-1024×677.jpg

Start-up highlights April 2016

Blog | 2 May 2016

A review of recent highlights from the New Zealand start-up sector

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Weighing up the options: embrace the niche or automate?

Blog | 20 April 2016

Callaghan Innovation national technology network manager for advanced materials, Kirsten Edgar, explains why automation could be a double-edged sword for New Zealand companies.

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Start-up Highlights, March 2016

Blog | 4 April 2016

An update on the latest New Zealand start-up news

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