Idealog is one of the few media brands dedicated to celebrating New Zealand’s special brand of creativity. Sprout is an agritech and future food business accelerator that wants to open up their doors to innovative businesses thinking about the journey from farm to fork and how this might change with the future of food. So, to celebrate its future food and agritech focus and foster this innovation, we've teamed up to search for the next big thing in food and/or packaging and production, with a focus on companies that are using food waste in an inventive way, harnessing indigenous culture or reinventing packaging. The winner will win a prize worth $85,000, which includes a place in Sprout’s future of food accelerator in 2020, cash and tickets to the Natural Food Expo in the US in March next year and coverage in Idealog. Sound like a bit of you?
Calling all women-led businesses in New Zealand: Bumble is looking for a company to give a US$5000 grant to via its Bumble Bizz competition. The competition is running in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, India, the Philippines and Singapore, with one winner being chosen from each country to fly to Sydney to take part in the APAC Bumble Bizz Summit next month. We had a chat to Bumble APAC marketing director Michelle Battersby about her own career journey, what it’s like to work for a company that champions women in business so strongly and why you should always trust your intuition.
After a day spent in Christchurch with all of the Idealog + Studio ZQ finalists pitching their ideas, the grand winner of the competition has been chosen. Congratulations to Becs Bartells, who will see her design for strongwool coffins be developed as a product in the New Zealand Merino Company’s innovation space, Studio ZQ, while also jetting off on a trip to San Francisco to meet some movers and shakers in the industry to help inspire her and further her concept. Here, we have a chat to Bartells about her winning design.
The Food Show is returning to ASB Showgrounds in Auckland from July 25 to 28, where a bunch of New Zealand’s best foodie entrepreneurs will be showing off their finest creations. To celebrate, Idealog has two tickets to the show to give away along with a prize pack worth over $350 full of delicious treats including Pic's Peanut Butter Boysenberry Jelly, All Good Organics Karma Cola, The Remarkable Chocolate Co Organic Dark Chocolate and more. Read on for details on how to enter – the winner will be drawn Friday 19 July at 5pm.
Idealog is teaming up with New Zealand Merino Company to celebrate both the opening of its Studio ZQ innovation space in Christchurch and our design community's talents by holding a nation-wide search for a wool product that harnesses the protentional of this natural fibre. To get the inspiration flowing, here are some of the entries that have already been submitted to the Shuttlerock page here, including woollen speakers, shower puffs, oven mitts and bean bags. Plus: we have extended this competition until Thursday 11 July at 5pm to give people more time to enter.
Idealog is one of the few media brands dedicated to celebrating New Zealand’s special brand of creativity. The New Zealand Merino Company has helped transform the sheep industry from a faceless commodity into a supplier for premium global brands. So, like Allbirds and Icebreaker are to merino farmers, we've teamed up to to celebrate the opening of its Studio ZQ innovation space in Christchurch and our design community’s talents by asking our audience to design a product that harnesses the potential of strongwool. The winner will win two all-expenses paid trips worth more than $7000: a five-day trip to Christchurch to develop their idea, and a five-day trip to San Francisco, USA to meet with US-based innovation experts. Read on to find out more.
$20,000 up for grabs, 20 hardworking teams battling for the chance to pitch on stage, 48 hours of refinement and just two winners to be crowned. Idealog’s editor Elly Strang, Dame Julie Christie, Ecostore founder Malcolm Rands and Vend founder Vaughan Fergusson were tasked with picking two winners in Soda Inc’s NZ Startup Bootcamp: the best start-up, and the best new idea. Elly Strang shares the inside scoop from the judging, and the key learnings she took away about what new founders should be thinking about.
Earlier this year, architecture organisation ADEDU put out a call for students and professionals to redesign the Band Rotunda at the Oriental Bay Pavilion, a site that has sat unoccupied since an earthquake in 2016. Now, the first prize winner has been announced as Russia-based Stanislaw Michalowski’s Wellington Wave design. Plus, the jury were impressed by several other strong international contenders.
Over the course of time, innovators have introduced new ideas into existence to transform the way we live, the way we work and the way we play. We celebrated our country’s wide array of creative individuals last year with the launch of Idealog’s Most Creative, and this year, we’re showcasing New Zealand’s most forward-thinking companies through Idealog’s Most Innovative – but entries are closing soon. Read on to find out how to get involved.
For the 2018 Groundswell Innovation Festival held in Tauranga this year, the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) and the festival organisers joined forces to host a Laneway Design Competition for local architects to temporarily transform a space. Here were the two winning designs.