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Idealog + ATEED

Leading innovation hubs the world over, from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv, have become synonymous with success and entrepreneurship. But this culture didn’t just materialise overnight, as creating the foundation for an effective environment for innovation to thrive is key. With Auckland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem almost a decade in the making and still expanding, the fruits of the city’s labour are starting to blossom.

Innovation Heroes

As part of the New Zealand Innovation Council’s new video series, Innovation Heroes - Show and Tell, which focuses on eight specific elements required to achieve successful business growth, some of Aotearoa’s best-known innovators share their stories of innovation and inspiration. This time Heilala Vanilla’s Jennifer Boggiss, Enztec’s Iain McMillan and Pacific Edge’s David Darling discuss getting market ready.

Technology Month, brought to you by Springload

Technological innovation has been central to the development of Aotearoa, beginning with the first travellers and their epic ocean voyages across the Pacific 700 years ago. And although it’s impossible to sum it up through a small selection of objects, we asked our mates at MOTAT, which has over 300,000 artefacts spanning transport, technology and innovation, to highlight three of their favourite New Zealand technology-related tales. 

Technology Month, brought to you by Springload

With just over three months until the final awards night, the C-Prize finalists are busier than ever. We went behind the scenes of the first Bootcamp to see what they’ve been up to.

Technology Month, brought to you by Springload

Almost 10 years ago, Sir Paul Callaghan challenged New Zealanders to think of their economy as more than just a farm. Progress has been made, but there's still more work to be done. Here, director of Te Pūnaha Matatini professor Shaun Hendy shares why laser scientists should be talking to dairy farmers and the fintech sector should be talking to mathematicians.

Idealog + ATEED

GridAKL is preparing to open two new buildings in Auckland this year, bringing its footprint to 12,000 square metres. But, as Anna Bradley-Smith discovers, there’s a lot more to it than cool co-working locations. Through a focus on community, place and services, GridAKL is at the heart of a booming innovation precinct that is helping to grow – and diversify – the economy and position Auckland as a high-tech innovation hub of the Asia Pacific region.