Aotearoa, New Zealand is home to a thriving innovation ecosystem across multiple sectors including creative tech, fintech, agritech, biotech and edtech. Our world-leading research and development (R&D) activity supports the development of first-in-the-world technologies and solutions that are good for the world.


Aotearoa, New Zealand's innovation system is increasingly developing a deeper understanding of how an indigenous perspective can support a more sustainable, future-focused ecosystem. This supports greater equity and a more distributed benefit across communities, allowing for greater positive impact and measurable benefits over time, rather than focusing on purely financial resilience.

world-class space agency

In 2016 Aotearoa, New Zealand joined other international space agencies, starting with the team at Rocket Lab who developed the Electron launch vehicle to provide frequent launches from Mahia Peninsula on the east coast of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

globally-recognised health tech

Aotearoa, New Zealand has a $2.85 billion health tech sector that exports locally developed products and services to the world. Our open and highly collaborative culture provides a favourable environment for innovation.

high-growth technology sector

The technology sector in Aotearoa, New Zealand represents a $10 billion industry featuring a wide range of export-focused businesses. The four fastest-growing sectors in 2021 were healthcare, fintech, software solutions and communications.

leading-edge visual effects

Aotearoa, New Zealand is home to some of the world's most talented film and visual effects professionals, with a special focus on animation, prop makers, and advanced computer-generated imagery.


New Zealanders are known to think differently, shaped by our specific influences including culture, and our open, rugged environment. From creating amphibious vehicles to splitting atoms, to blockbuster graphics, to the bungy jump, Kiwi's are not afraid to challenge the status quo.

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