Innovation

Why Kiwi innovators never talk

OPINION: Dr Catherine Mohr, our first ever female Flying Kiwi, wants to know why Kiwis never talk about their ideas

Sunny outlook for MetService

There’s money to be made in them thar storms, just ask our MetService. Trouble is others can see the potential too.

The new generation of cloud

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Early cloud-based services were all about storage. Today's cloud is all about changing business. Here's how.

Subsidies whether you like it or not

OPINION: R&D grants are the best way for government to support innovation.

Praise for a pirate

OPINION: Maverick publishing platforms may end up favouring the artist.

Arming yourself to succeed in the cloud

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IT practitioners must see themselves as business people and technologists, and help to build bridges between business goals and technology solutions.

Security – the elephant in the room

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Cloud computing is as secure, or likely more secure, than on-premises infrastructure.

Cloud in unexpected places

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It would be easy to think that the farming, fishing and forestry industries would be immune to shifts in technology, but you'd be wrong.

Born on the cloud

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What traits do 'born on the cloud' companies demonstrate that existing organisations can learn from?

Choosing the best cloud for the job

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You've decided to move to the cloud, but there are still a lot of decisions to be made.

The drive of an economic revolution

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APIs are the glue that ties pieces of technology together and the API economy is on the rise.

New tech for business

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Three technology trends are enabling new business models - the cloud, data analysis, and mobile and social technologies.

Prepare for disruption

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Cloud expert Ben Kepes explains how the cloud can transform your business.

Gas detection firm averting tragedy

An Otago University venture developing new generation gas detectors is benefiting from the growing focus on workplace safety.

Inside the office: Strategy Design and Advertising

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A look inside the offices of Strategy Design and Advertising in central Christchurch.

Yealands top sustainability winner

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Yealands Estate Wines and DB Breweries are among the companies recognised in this year's Sustainable 60 awards.

The rise of democratic retail

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OPINION: Customers now expect retailers to work harder to win them over.

Dirty Politics damages science

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OPINION: Scientists need to be free to publish research without Government interference.

The reinvention of Motat

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Museum shrugs off its troubled past and reinvents itself as a centre for Kiwi innovation.

Firm creates golden fleece

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A Wellington academic’s breakthrough combining silver and gold particles with wool is giving the beleaguered Kiwi wool sector a new gleam.

Inside MIT's new campus

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A look inside Manukau Institute of Technology's colourful new facilities.

Scientific innovation and certainty

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OPINION: The confidence of the scientific world stems from a long road of self doubt.

Mapping out the job market

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REVIEW: A new book looks at why some regions offer career opportunities and become innovation hubs while others falter.

Billion-dollar hope for 'Death Star' molecules

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Molecules with an uncanny resemblance to the Death Star could hold the key to a billion-dollar business.

Sustainable 60 finalists announced

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Construction company Mr Box and Eco timber company Adobo Wood and are among the finalists in this year’s Sustainable 60 Awards.

CEOs Uncovered: Victoria Crone

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Xero's multi-sport-loving managing director is ready to steer the company towards a US listing.

Peeking behind the scenes

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A look at what goes on behind the scenes at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Wound repair firm scales up

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Biomedicine firm Mesynthes is preparing to take on the world again with a new tissue and wound repair product.

Does NZ need a Tech Commissioner?

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OPINION: The country doesn’t need another technocrat. But what about a Tech Commissioner?

'Experiential' marketing on rise

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An Auckland agency is taking advantage of increasing global demand for ‘‘experiential marketing."

Yearning to be free

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OPINION: Have Auckland Transport stumbled upon a truth universally acknowledged?

Conquering the C word

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Kiwi oncologist Murray Brennan realised he could really only do his work offshore.

Why your friends are more popular

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OPINION: Analysing social interactions is now a science.

Exporting with cold pasteurisation

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Hi-tech cold pasteurising is allowing food companies to deliver fresh products further afield. But it also requires capital, and a firm focus on premium markets.

Finding the right niche

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Engineering firm Metalform is capitalising on niche export markets with everything from a world first fertiliser distribution system to a geese pooper scooper.

Big data is big business

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Real-time “big data” analytics and machines that learn are poised to transform business. New Zealand companies are in on the action.

Pull your socks up, Auckland

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OPINION: The regions are giving the City of Sails a run for its innovation money.

Mary Quin: The Innovator

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Callaghan Innovation boss Mary Quin talks about the agency’s first year of life.

Kiwi universities should target Australian students

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OPINION: New Zealand universities should capitalise on research that shows it's cheaper for Australian students to study here.

Pay-as-you-go recruiment rises

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Pay-as-you-go recruitment services for SMEs are a growing trend, as small firms look for ways to beat the big boys to the talent.

Advanced titanium project wins award

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A New Zealand collaboration achieving world-firsts in titanium technology has won at the KiwiNet awards.

Making bovine gold

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A Napier business is turning icky cow byproducts into high value medicinal collagen.

Sustainable success for banana business

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Learn about one sustainable business and tell us who you think NZ's best is.

Leadership in a minute

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OPINION: Time-poor managers can learn to integrate leadership messages into conversations.

Partnership success for HamiltonJet

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Finding the right partners has been key to significant Asian success for the Hamilton jet.

The character of Kiwi innovation

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Kiwi innovators have some specific traits but there's a question mark over whether these characteristics are enough to get us where they have in the past.

Trampoline firm gets jump on competition

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An academic’s desire to make a safe trampoline for his children sparked a successful Kiwi enterprise.

Kiwis howling for healthier hotdogs

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Giving the humble hotdog a makeover is opening doors nationwide for a Canterbury food business.

The dark art of science policy

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OPINION: There are less metaphysical ways to allocate innovation funding.

KiwiNet Award finalists announced

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Springfree Trampolines is one of the finalists for the KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.

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