Northland is innovating in the Digital, Technology and Infrastructure space, supporting the business community and enabling industry to thrive.
Whangārei was the first district in New Zealand to receive a completed Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network in May 2014. The emerging digital sector in Northland presents opportunities now and for the future.
There is a collective desire to increase digital capability across Northland. With support from local and central government the region’s businesses and communities are working together to make the most of new broadband infrastructure. Northland Inc supports the delivery of the Digital Enablement Plan for the region which is designed to deliver 100 percent connectivity and 100 percent opportunity by 2022. This Plan is complemented by the Northland Digital Strategy which Northland Inc developed and leads, and which envisions full digital connectivity for Northland by 2025, using globally competitive digital technologies by a digitally literate workforce.
Digital & Technology
→ 874 square kilometre fit-for-purpose drone test range
→ Whangārei was the first city in NZ with full UFB roll-out
→ 1,285 employed in ICT & High-tech Manufacturing (2015)
→ $95 million sector contribution to exports (2015 est.)
→ $191 million sector contribution to Northland's GDP (2015 est.)
For decades, humans have imagined a future where robots and artificial intelligence were responsible for the end of our world as we know it — but what if, with the help of innovative New Zealanders, these new technologies were the very things that were working to save it?
From 20—26 May 2019, Techweek will showcase New Zealand innovation that's 'good for the world' with hundreds of events running across New Zealand.
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With applications to the New Zealand Space Challenge already underway, have you considered the space market as your next growth market?
Find out how to win the $40,000 Challenge and business support to help your idea or project launch into New Zealand's fast-growing space market!
Interested in Internet of Things (IoT), Arduino devices, automation, learning to code, OpenHab and home automation, databases and message brokers like MQTT, Raspberry Pi's, 3D Printing, etc. Then this meetup is for you!
This report is the third New Zealand ICT Sector report and provides updated
information on the sector, with a focus on New Zealand firms developing and
exporting information technology services and software.
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This report looks at reasons to invest in New Zealand technology, investor environment, growth capabilities and areas of competitive advantage, and the business ecosystem and government promoting technology success.
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We are keen to support and facilitate the promotion, development and connecting up of Northland's tech sector. With events such as Techweek, C-Prize, New Zealand Space Challenge, Dig My Idea, and even more on our radar, we are keen to get Northlanders involved and do more so you can achieve more.
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Digital & Technology in the spotlight
Quick links to key Northland Sectors