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Registration for Sprout Accelerator open; $500,000 up for grabs
Eight New Zealand start-ups will be selected to join the six-month accelerator, which provides business coaching, mentoring, network access and courses.
Kiwi startups head to San Francisco for TechCrunch Disrupt
The Kiwi startup founders, recent graduates of ecentre’s Sprint Global programme, will join around 10,000 people interested in the startup and technology world at the TechCrunch Disrupt event.
Callaghan Innovation urges firms to apply for R&D internship grants
Callaghan Innovation says that New Zealand businesses still have time to snap up valuable R&D talent before the window of opportunity closes on September 6.
Callaghan Innovation seeks incubators to fuel NZ’s deep-tech growth
Successful incubators will help to develop technical and scientific research in New Zealand, and ensure technology translates to successful commercial outcomes.
New recruit to lead business acceleration at Callaghan
“Technology-driven business disruption is creating virtually unlimited opportunities for our best and boldest entrepreneurs."
Call for Kiwi companies to recruit interns into R&D projects
‘Hundreds’ of New Zealand companies have the chance to recruit new skills and fresh thinking into their businesses.
Top tips to deliver better software faster
Ultimately the key to ongoing success in this fast-moving arena is speed. Of course, there are many common pitfalls with software development and delivery that make this difficult.
Wellington to support startups tackling climate change
The Zero Carbon Challenge is a programme bringing together business, social enterprise, and local government to promote the low carbon economy.
Callaghan Innovation: 'Unicorns' create $34b for New Zealand
New Zealand ‘unicorns’ behind some of New Zealand’s most successful innovation businesses like Rocket Lab, Xero, and LanzaTech have helped to create more than $34 billion in value to the country.
Callaghan Innovation grants Auckland SaaS firm $5m windfall
"We envisage that the enhancements we can make to the product will help us grow sales in both the United States and UK, enabling us to expand our teams in each country."
Callaghan Innovation board welcomes Frances Valintine & Angela Bull
Callaghan Innovation is welcoming property mogul Angela Bull and the reappointment of tech futurist Frances Valintine and to its board this week.
NZ’s Maori innovators are on the rise
“More iwi investors need to recognise that these sectors will provide the high-value jobs our children need."
SingleSource scores R&D grant to explore digital identity over blockchain
Callaghan Innovation has awarded a $318,000 R&D grant to Auckland-based firm SingleSource, a company that applies risk scoring to digital identity.
MicroMaker3D's tiny 3D printing tech is 'game changing'
Imagine 3D printing things thinner and smaller than a human hair, and how they could be used in everything from sensors, electronics, wearables and meshes.
Callaghan Innovation places bets in local crypto startup
Callaghan Innovation has placed $330,000 into a local cryptocurrency savings and trading startup now called Vimba.
'Don't be like Silicon Valley': Kiwi SaaS firms encouraged to look after their own
“We can't compete with Silicon Valley money. We have to be smarter and more focused."
NZ agritech innovators touch down in Silicon Valley
Thirty of New Zealand’s agritech innovators have finally landed in Silicon Valley this week as they get ready to put their innovations to the test.
The future of farming is in agritech, says Callaghan Innovation
“We’ve always had a number 8 wire culture in farming but it is crucial we power that up with science and technology," says Hemi Rolleston.
Callaghan Innovation congratulates Hi-tech award winners
"Technology has huge potential to solve many problems we face in business, in society and in our economy."
Moment of truth for fintech accelerator participants
“The startups this year are a step up again from the ventures involved in the inaugural accelerator."
Tauranga software development firm awarded Callaghan R&D grant
Radfords has been collaborating across the NZ kiwifruit industry to help it scale into the position it is in today.
Callaghan Innovation’s borrow-a-cobot scheme speeding up automation
Cobots are robots that work alongside their human colleagues without the need for safety guarding.
New Zealand R&D investment driven by SMBs - Callaghan
Kiwi firms spent $1.8 billion on R&D in 2017, a substantial 14% increase on 2016.
Social enterprise develops game for learning sign language
The game has passed the prototype stage, and SeeCom are currently doing research to produce the full game version.