The EPIC tech hub on the edge of Christchurch's red zone, which will be home to a group of growing, predominantly export-focused high-tech companies, opened its doors today.
Christchurch tech entrepreneurs, Wil McLellan and Colin Anderson, are the drivers behind the project, which more than 30 companies got behind.
The project was underwritten by the Canterbury Business Recovery Trust and benefited from assistance from BNZ, NZTE and MSI and land donated by Christchurch City Council.
"Christchurch has a strong base of high-tech companies whose products and services are in demand internationally, alongside expertise in research in areas such as ICT and engineering. EPIC is a significant step towards better linking these strengths," said science and innovation minister Steven Joyce.
“EPIC is an excellent example of a public-private partnership where local government, businesses and the Government have worked together to get things done."
The EPIC campus is on Manchester St, between Tuam and St Asaph Streets, the site previously known as the Para Rubber site.
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3. Brush Technology
4. Cerebral Fix
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9. Industrial Research (IRL)
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