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University of Auckland drones compete for $50,000 prize
The C-Prize involves a competition among drone design teams to come up with a prototype that meets one or more of the challenges set by film makers.
New Zealand's hi-tech start-ups, going from strength to strength
It has been a successful year for Kiwi start-ups involved in Callaghan Innovation’s Technology Incubator Programme.
Fieldays Innovation Accelerator showcases Kiwi tech
The Fieldays Innovation Accelerator is a new initiative sponsored by Callaghan Innovation and aims to help Kiwi innovators rise to the global stage.
$80m boost for NZ R&D funding announced
Steven Joyce, Science and Innovation Minister, has announced an $80 million boost for R&D funding in New Zealand as part of the Budget 2015.
NZ Budget to pump $20M a year into Callaghan Innovation grants
The government will pump an extra $20 million a year into the research and development Growth Grants programme, one of three types of grant administer
Government-funded Callaghan Innovation offering $50,000 drone competition prize
Government-funded Callaghan Innovation has launched a competition with $50,000 up for grabs to develop unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology for th
Agile Innovation guru Langdon Morris coming to New Zealand
American innovation expert Langdon Morris will teach Kiwi companies the secrets of 'agile innovation' at a series of workshops around the country next
Callaghan quizzed by MPs over 'failures,' grants to foreign companies
Callaghan Innovation, the government backed innovation hub, faced questions this week from opposition MPs about why it had funded companies that subse
Emulex invests in Kiwi tertiary students
Emulex Corporation is continuing to invest in New Zealand’s education sector and develop its next generation of engineering talent.
NZ could reap $190M/year benefit becoming first nation to allow beyond-line-of-sight drones
Allowing drones to operate beyond the operator's line of sight could provide economic gains of up to $190 million a year to New Zealand's
15 NZ hi-tech firms eligible to $13 million in Growth Grants
Steven Joyce has announced 15 companies have met the eligibility criteria for the research and development Growth Grants from Callaghan Innovation.
Callaghan Innovation and Auckland tech start-up unite on Big Data project
"There is a depth of data science and analytics capability in New Zealand’s universities which is in demand, so our in-house team is intent on forming
Xero heads the tech queue as Govt puts $41m up for grabs
"These are innovative companies producing world-leading, high-value products and high-quality jobs for New Zealanders."
270 R&D Student Grant places now open
Innovative businesses are invited to apply for funding to hire students for internships and work experience as part of Callaghan Innovation’s R&D Student Grants scheme.
Two new tax measures to support business R&D
"The objective of these proposals is to encourage businesses to invest more in R&D through targeted initiatives which focus on the actual issues faced by businesses and the economy."
New $21m growth grants to boost R&D in NZ
"Through these grants, which pay 20 per cent of each company’s R&D costs, high-value manufacturers and service providers will be able to innovate faster and grow further."
Callaghan Innovation's incubator system encourages NZ start-ups
Callaghan Innovation is inviting applications from businesses wishing to become part of an expanded network of business incubators throughout New Zealand, aimed at encouraging more innovative, complex technology-based start-ups.
Callaghan Innovation accelerates Maori innovation with new GM
Government’s new high-tech HQ for kiwi business appoints Māori Economy GM to support and address the needs of Māori business to grow and be competitive in the global market.
Ground-breaking Kiwi medical tech at heart of Australian stroke hub
A collaborative project between Callaghan Innovation and Lower Hutt company Im-Able has led to a ground-breaking trial at Royal Melbourne Hospital of specialised technology that can speed up the recovery of stroke victims.
Govt issues extra $59m in R&D grants to grow firms faster
"These companies – who have already shown a significant commitment to R&D - have the potential to grow further and faster through the innovation this support will foster."
Govt issues $140m in R&D grants for Kiwi businesses
New Research & Development Growth Grants worth more than $140 million over three years have been awarded to 31 high tech New Zealand businesses by Callaghan Innovation, as revealed by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce.
Callaghan Innovation seeks new incubators to grow tech start-ups
Callaghan Innovation issues request for expressions of interest to expand New Zealand’s network of business incubators.
Govt issues $3m boost to Kiwi tech firms
Government launches new NZTE-led initiative to help New Zealand digital technology firms compete and grow globally, and lift exports further.
R&D focused firms dominate at NZ International Business Awards
Research and development (R&D) intensive companies earned the lion’s share of prizes at this year’s New Zealand International Business Awards (NZIBA), announced in Auckland.