Category: Innovation

ShareLet: the ‘Airbnb’ of storage

ShareLet: the ‘Airbnb’ of storage

Leo Adriano recently launched his new venture, ShareLet, at the EPIC Innovation Campus with support of the Ministry of Awesome, a facilitation group funded by the city council and grants. "The self-storage…

NZ Innovation Awards 2017 – Entries open
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NZ Innovation Awards 2017 – Entries open

Entries for the NZ Innovation Awards are now open. The New Zealand Innovation Awards were created to give smart, innovative NZ individuals and businesses a platform to be recognised and celebrated. Categories…

The West Coast conundrum
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The West Coast conundrum

Featured on Sunday last week, the West Coast is facing a hard decision about its future. A proposed mine could provide hundreds of desperately needed jobs to the region. However, the potential…

Callaghan’s wearable technology competition – your chance to win big
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Callaghan’s wearable technology competition – your chance to win big

Recognising the adoption of wearable technology around the world, Callaghan Innovation have launched a competition to find “the next big thing in wearable technology”. The 2017 C-Prize competition is offers winners $100,000…

Bringing tech into the Basketball world
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Bringing tech into the Basketball world

Basketball New Zealand have been announced as a finalist for the Innovation Excellence Award at the 2017 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards, for the enabling of Glory League. Glory League is…

Drones to save lives
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Drones to save lives

University of Canterbury researchers are developing drones that can aid search and rescue efforts in large scale emergency situations such as earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes. Alongside Japanese colleagues, they are working on…

NZ Government’s role in driving the pace of fintech development with FinTechNZ
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NZ Government’s role in driving the pace of fintech development with FinTechNZ

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean attended and spoke at the Wellington launch of the New Zealand Financial Innovation and Technology Association (FinTechNZ) on 8 February 2017. OpenGov caught up with Minister…

Canterbury University team charged for their world-first electric eco-car marathon in recyclable car
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Canterbury University team charged for their world-first electric eco-car marathon in recyclable car

A group of Canterbury University students have created what they believe to be a world first – a fully recyclable electric car. The little one-person, one-wheel drive car is undergoing final testing…

​Govt opens innovative new school in Christchurch
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​Govt opens innovative new school in Christchurch

The Haeata Community Campus in Christchurch has officially been opened by Prime Minister Bill English and Minister of Education Hekia Parata. The school is expected to be an example of what the…

Turning plastic into concrete
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Turning plastic into concrete

Innovation comes in many forms and Auckland-based company Enviroplaz have developed a way to turn plastic into concrete. Not only is this a way to stop plastic from reaching our oceans, rivers…

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