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Technology at the heart of lifting govt services

Technology is at the heart of improving productivity of government services and the second annual NZTech Advance Government and Technology Summit in Wellington on February 28 will play a landmark role in helping New Zealand become a stronger digital nation, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.  The summit is a high-level event that will host…

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Welcome to the world of driverless vehicles

The future of transportation has landed at Christchurch International Airport – a future in which drivers and steering wheels are redundant. The airport this morning launched the fully autonomous (driverless) electric shuttle bus it will be trialling on private roads around the airport campus over the coming months. The shuttle can carry up to 15…

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Scanner that can detect brain bleeds to be introduced in New Zealand

This portable handheld device known as an infrascanner can tell in minutes whether a patient has a brain bleed. Using the same technology as your television remote, a new portable device is about to land in New Zealand that can detect brain bleeds instantly. The device, called an “infrascanner”, has been approved for use on…

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Applications are now open for the Non-Devolved PreSeed Accelerator Fund (PreSeed), a Government initiative that aims to supports the commercialisation of publicly-funded research. The PreSeed Fund is designed to support research organisations in progressing early stage commercialisation of new ideas towards a point of investor-readiness, enabling a greater economic return on New Zealand’s science system….