3 key NZ technology and innovation organisations

Date: 4th November 2019

There is an abundance of support and help in New Zealand if you are looking to take your big idea to the world. Those that have been successful are always willing to stretch out a hand to pull the next generation of innovators up the ladder, check out these organisations offering assistance to businesses in the technology and innovation sector.

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NZTech

NZTech leads the way to ensure New Zealand’s high levels of connectivity, cyber security, digital education and talent development and helps the government to understand the value of technology. They are helping guide New Zealand industry to gain advantage from the digital revolution.

Did you know the Government has launched a new initiative focused on growing more innovative industries and lifting the productivity of our key sectors in NZ? Yes we are good at some things, we have a strong economic foundation, but we need to get on the front foot in technology across key sectors, say hello to the Industry Transformation Plans.

In partnership with business, workers, Māori, the government will work to build an agreed vision to grow more innovative, productive, sustainable and inclusive economy. The initial priority sectors are agritech, digital technologies, food and beverage, and forestry and wood processing; then next up are the creative industries, tourism, aerospace, health technologies and renewable energy.

Six workshops are being run around the country in late November – early December 2019. This will be an opportunity to provide your perspectives and input into the development of this long-term plan for the digital technologies sector.

  • Auckland – 26 November
  • Wellington – 28 November
  • Dunedin – 2 December
  • Hamilton – 3 December
  • Christchurch – 4 December
  • Tauranga – 9 December

Chime in, go along, have your say, get involved with the technological future of your industry.

More information at MBIE.govt.nz

Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation activates innovation and helps businesses grow faster in New Zealand. They partner with ambitious businesses to provide innovation, research and development services. They bring together leading Kiwi scientists and engineers and they connect people to provide tailored technical solutions.

Callaghan Innovation are a 300 strong force of researchers, engineers, scientists, technologists, designers, entrepreneurs, advisors and administrators. They help business get access to experts, assist technology and product development, enhance innovation skills, build a business network and provide R & D funding.

If you need help in your business, just touch base. They have so many stories about the businesses that they have helped, we reckon you should check them out here.

NZ Innovation Council

Innovation Council NZ was established as a social enterprise with one core purpose: to connect Kiwi innovators and help their businesses grow. They are a nationwide community of innovators, entrepreneurs, business people and business growth service providers. The goal is to grow smarter Kiwi businesses.

The Council offers a whole bunch of training for finding the best staff, strategic planning, getting market and export ready. They can help you drive your business’ bottom line and prepare for investment or growth. Best of all, they tap in to a vast network of Kiwi entrepreneurs and help you to join that network.

Get amongst it

From business coaching, to R&D funding leads, to informative videos and inspiring stories, there’s a wealth of resources out there. Surround yourself with smart cookies and tap into the two-degree Kiwi network. We are a country of good ideas, we all know each other and like to help one another.



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