We are lucky enough to have some excellent sponsors and supporters who are a core part of our innovation family and help support the community. Thank you to all of those who have attended events, made posts and contributed time, effort and resources to the NZ Innovation Council community.
Working to create value through innovation and growth. Bayer New Zealand is part of an international, German research-based group exclusively focused on Life Sciences and solving the major challenges of the future – from Pharmaceuticals through Consumer Health and Animal Health to Crop Science. No comparable company is in a similar position to offer solutions for both health care and agriculture. We see innovation as key to business success and with this in mind invest more than 5 billion euro a year in research and development. In New Zealand, our innovation efforts are focused on animal health and agriculture. We have an Auckland-based APAC Regional Development Centre working on Animal Health projects for the world, as well as an animal health manufacturing plant at Manukau. Bayer was the company that initially set up a national innovation awards scheme in 2007 aimed at recognising New Zealand innovators (Bayer Innovators Awards). It has since evolved into the New Zealand Innovation Awards of which Bayer is the foundation sponsor. In line with its mission statement Bayer: Science For A Better Life, the company has created several educational, environmental and social programs aimed at helping New Zealanders.
Idealog is a business magazine unlike any other. It has been awarded the Business Magazine of the Year* every year since 2007, and is a comprehensive guide on how to prosper in the modern 'creative' economy—where wealth is created from ideas. Idealog is both a source of New Zealand's best business ideas and a rallying point and inspiration to New Zealand's smartest business thinkers, entrepreneurs and creative professionals. Our audience is diverse, ranging across the front lines of innovation from design and marketing to the arts, technology and sciences. As the importance of the creative economy grows, so too does the importance of supporting the network of people who create intellectual capital. Idealog is: • Informing • Inspiring • Cross-pollinating • Connecting Idealog will introduce you to people with ideas, people who fund ideas and people who understand what it is to develop ideas that shake the world.
The Innovation as a Service proposition was born out of the government banking tender process, and is a joint partnership between Westpac NZ and the New Zealand Government. The innovation fund is delighted to become a foundational partner and to help support the NZ Innovation Council/awards. The IaaS fund is all about helping to drive innovation outcomes in government so that New Zealanders can interact more easily with them and in turn and grow and thrive. We see this new partnership as a fantastic way to connect and collaborate with great New Zealand companies, institutions and individuals driving innovative outcomes that will shape our future.
KPMG provide advice and expertise to help business growth and innovation initiatives. Our Private Enterprise experts understand what it takes for small and medium-sized companies to be successful at each stage of the business cycle, whether it is to grow, expand internationally, strengthen or to exit a business. Passion, it’s what drives entrepreneurs, family businesses and fast-growing companies alike. It’s also what inspires KPMG to drive business growth and innovation initiatives that assist kiwi companies grow and scale to their potential, and help fuel New Zealand’s prosperity.
James & Wells champion innovation and the people who create it. Why are we so passionate? Well, it’s sad but true, historically Kiwis haven’t made the most of their great ideas. Maybe because most people don’t realise that 80% of the value of their business is in intangible assets. This is why we have focused our firm on helping our clients make the most of these valuable assets. So yes, we’re intellectual property experts, but we are also business strategists, scientists, engineers, accountants, lawyers and commercialisation specialists. We’re all committed to the same goal – making sure Kiwi innovation makes it big on the world stage.
Callaghan Innovation is the government's business innovation agency. Its purpose is to grow New Zealand's economy by helping businesses succeed through technology. It does this by delivering innovation services to businesses and building New Zealand's innovation capability. Callaghan Innovation provides technical and scientific expertise, impartial advice, skills development, access to industry networks, and grant funding.
MYOB is proud to be a leading provider of business management solutions in New Zealand and Australia, we believe you deserve the freedom that comes with choice. No two businesses are the same so we offer more than 50 products and services. From desktop software to cloud-based solutions, MYOB can fulfill your needs. With the right tools for your business, you’re free to focus on doing what you really love. MYOB has been helping New Zealand businesses succeed for more than 25 years. It provides innovative business management, accounting, payroll and payment solutions for small businesses to larger enterprises. MYOB is building the next generation of cloud-based tools that utilise machine-to-machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to simplify your operation.
At Equifax innovation is about embracing technologies and solutions that leverage global capabilities and help customers make more informed decisions. Maintaining an edge in a rapidly changing world is critical to a company’s ongoing success. This is why we support and encourage Kiwi innovators, businesses who take the lead in ways previously not considered.
As New Zealand’s largest life insurer, Sovereign has been taking care of New Zealanders for the past 25 years. Sovereign now aims to turn insurance on its head by dedicating ourselves to helping our customers take charge of their health and wellbeing. We are seeking to launch new initiatives in the near future, all underpinned by this new focus on improving customers’ lifelong health. We’re interested in encouraging healthy lifestyles, preventing and detecting health problems as early as possible, and help New Zealanders living with chronic illness take charge of their health so they enjoy a better quality of life.
Regus is a global company based in Luxembourg that provides workspace to some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses. We support New Zealand’s innovators with flexible, affordable workspace solutions that help businesses grow and place them close to their customers. Regus offers a full suite of workspace facilities including traditional offices, meeting rooms, business lounges and virtual offices. Our Businessworld membership service helps New Zealand companies go global, by giving them access to more than 3000 Regus facilities in over 100 countries worldwide. Regus has seven locations nationwide including four business centres in Auckland and three in Wellington, New Zealand’s largest commercial hub. Our customers range from start-up businesses to multi-national companies establishing a presence in New Zealand. We are proud to support innovative Kiwi businesses.
RadioLIVE delivers a new style of fresh and innovative talk radio, with the latest news and comment, they are proud to support kiwi companies in New Zealand and bring them profile, publicity and great talk radio.
Plant & Food Research are a New Zealand science company delivering research and development designed to grow competitive advantage in export markets for clients in horticulture, seafood, associated premium foods, wine, and cropping. Through our integrated structure, we deliver to industry ‘the science of premium’, helping industries to add value and to differentiate their product offerings, to move up the value chain from commodity products to consumer-targeted premium brands. Plant & Food Research champions innovation in all its forms, from new scientific discoveries through to the creative application of IP and novel means of adapting existing technology. We’re proud to be providing a platform of science from which innovators and entrepreneurs can build from.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is New Zealand's international business development agency. We help New Zealand businesses grow bigger, better, faster in international markets. Our programmes and services are designed to support businesses to grow and succeed internationally and are focused primarily on refining strategy, improving performance, building global networks, and in-market support for business development. NZTE's strategy supports the Government's Business Growth Agenda which creates conditions that encourage successful businesses to grow globally.
MOTAT is striving to create a place where the stories of New Zealand innovators are brought to life through hands-on, interactive experiences and our visitors leave inspired to innovate. We use our heritage collection and new thinking to demonstrate Kiwi technology, transport and ingenuity - while highlighting the associated stories. The Museum is particularly proud of its most recent collaborative installation, The Idea Collective. This contemporary space celebrates New Zealand’s vibrant innovation culture by challenging visitors to think differently and encouraging them to engage with the innovation process.”
3M is a science based, global organization with local subsidiary in New Zealand. For more than a century, innovation has been the hallmark of 3M’s growth, reflecting a culture of shared ideas and technology. Applying innovative technology across a global company as diversified as 3M presents not only great opportunity, but also substantial challenge. As a company with more than 85,000 employees and operations in more than 60 countries worldwide, new developments are happening every day. That’s why communication plays as important a role as technical skill – enabling innovation to flourish without boundaries. 3M Innovation enables 3M to continuously deliver practical and ingenious solutions to everyday problems around the world on a daily basis. “Innovation is more than just a bright idea; it is an idea that gets implemented and has a real impact. In other words, somebody has to make it happen.” — Ernest Gundling, Author, The 3M Way to Innovation: Balancing People and Profit
At Jade Software, we thrive on innovation. It’s our culture, our history, and it’s what we do every day. Since 1978, we’ve been bringing new ideas to life in healthcare, education, HR and crime-fighting. Today we’re everywhere from logistics to energy. We collaborate with customers all around the world to find new ways to connect people, engage customers, and enable digital business transformation through the design, build and support of innovative software. With over 250 passionate people around the world, we deliver expert consulting and advice, software development, data integration, and innovative digital solutions.
Chorus is New Zealand’s largest telecommunications infrastructure company. We’re bringing New Zealand better broadband by rolling out one of the most ambitious fibre optic networks in the world - delivering ultra-fast broadband (UFB) services to more than 830,000 homes, schools, hospitals and businesses across the country. Our new fibre network is helping to power innovation by providing more opportunities for New Zealanders to explore, build and connect online.
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is made up of over 115,000 diverse, talented and financially astute professionals who utilise their skills every day to make a difference for businesses the world over. Members are known for their professional integrity, principled judgement, financial discipline and a forward-looking approach to business which impacts on the prosperity of our nation. We focus on the education and lifelong learning of members, and engage in advocacy and thought leadership in areas that impact the economy and domestic and international markets. We are a member of the International Federation of Accountants, and are connected globally through the 800,000-strong Global Accounting Alliance and Chartered Accountants Worldwide which brings together leading Institutes in Australia, England and Wales, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland and South Africa to support and promote over 320,000 Chartered Accountants in more than 180 countries.
AUT is New Zealand’s fastest growing university, currently the second largest university in New Zealand. With four campuses across Auckland, a range of international research programmes and over 26,000 students, AUT is a major contributor of future innovators and leaders. As the university for the changing world, innovation is at the heart of everything we do. From new programme development to the design and construction of award-winning environments, we encourage collaborative and participatory learning that challenges routine thinking through a future-focused, research-lead curriculum. AUT academics are leaders in their fields, engaged with industry, business and the community to find innovative solutions to the wider issues that confront our society.
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