Auckland is a natural breeding ground for innovation. Home to almost half of New Zealand’s tech sector, Auckland contributes almost $8 billion a year in gross domestic product and supports more than 47 thousand jobs. With technology a key driver to long-term economic growth, Auckland is committed to building our tech sector as the region works towards becoming a major innovation hub of the Asia-Pacific.
Christchurch is New Zealand’s newest city; a city of opportunity where urban regeneration, creativity and innovation thrive providing a test-bed environment for original ideas. It has a friendly, connected eco-system, booming hospitality scene, state-of-the-art architecture and easy access to all nature has to offer – from majestic mountains to pristine rivers, lakes and the sea or beautiful parks and gardens.
Dunedin’s unique heritage and spectacular coastline, coupled with easy access to a wealth of services in the southern region, make it exceptionally liveable. It is held in high regard by its residents for being attractive, safe and friendly, and for having a high standard of amenities including excellent education facilities for lifelong learning. The city is recognised for innovation, has a high investment in R&D and strong research networks. It has a reputation for being a launch- pad for businesses moving into global markets.
Living on the edge of the world, Gisborne-based entrepreneurs naturally explore what’s just beyond the horizon. The enviable work-life balance in our thriving coastal community allows the creative mind focus, while our seclusion creates a competitive tension and an innovative mindset that sees our business people push the bounds of possibility
You don’t get to Taranaki by accident: it takes energy and commitment to even get there. Once there though, you’ll find that energy coming up from underground in the form of oil and gas, the dynamic surf coast that wraps around the ever-changing mountain, and reflected in the wildly wonderful Len Lye Centre and equally impressive coffee culture. Taranaki is where natural energy hits a spirit of creativity and a lot of fresh air. The outcome, via a well-supported innovation ecosystem, is a place where turning ideas into action is not just encouraged, it’s expected.
Wellington is home to a high concentration of digital startups, social enterprises and successful tech companies, with a community that’s open-minded and globally-connected, yet collaborative and supportive.