Category Archives: Education

Masters student required for industry project

The Centre for Transdisciplinary Research and Innovation has a project in industry suitable for a Masters candidate with a background in the built environment. The Project Idea: To create an electronic (or other) positioning system for building sites and other industries to help find accurate on-site grid-lines, heights, datum’s, and plans. We are looking for […]

Welcome to our Interns from Kyungpook University

We have the privilege of hosting six new interns from the well-known Korean Kyungpook University.  These six students will spend the next 16 weeks at Wintec improving their English, as well as working on projects within our innovation hubs.  They arrived yesterday afternoon at the Auckland International Airport, and we welcomed them this morning at […]

Aged Care and Ageing Well Symposium and Tradeshow

As Social Innovation Programme manager I am really excited to announce that we will be hosting a Technology Enabled Solutions Symposium and Tradeshow at Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand on 8-9 November 2016.  The symposium and tradeshow will be focusing on ageing well and eldercare and has already attracted interest from around the world.  If you are […]

Using young talent in our projects!

We have been working hard on producing the sensor sets for a large environmental project (in collaboration with Beef and Lamb NZ, and the Waikato River Authority).  The primary focus of this project is to help farmers understand how their activities impact on river quality, and ho to improve on this. We have seven test […]

Symposium update

Symposium Plans for 8-9 November 2016 are coming together. If you have innovative products related to the Ageing Well and Eldercare market in then you should consider being here at Wintec, in Hamilton, New Zealand in November as we run the combined Symposium and Tradeshow. The tradeshow application forms are now available.  Please contact us for more details and […]

Info-apps for extension and education

Using smart info-apps to assist farmers has proven to be very effective in New Zealand. The info-app is particularly suited to conditions of low or no internet connectivity, language differences, and situations where there is a lack of access to structured learning opportunities. Wintec research has demonstrated that the touch screen interface which exists on […]

Use of real time remote sensors to measure water quality at a farm scale

Sensors that will measure various water quality parameter will be installed in a subcatchment area, where a water way can be attributed to a farm. These sensors will collect data 24/7 in real time, and over time, will provide information to the farmers on their farms contribution to the quality of the receiving waterways. These […]

Farm Environment Plans to Improve Water Quality

A baseline project to link actions by sheep and beef farmers to environmental improvements in the Waipa catchment. This project will use drones to map the farms, and GIS to analyse the maps to help farmers engage, identify and recognize land management units on their farms. We will then work with them to develop Farm […]

The spaces where learning happens (or not)

How we learn, where we learn and what we want to learn are all changing at the same time these days. Part of this journey is to monitor that the spaces we learn in actually help us learn better.  This has everything to do with shape, size, interior design, furniture, etc.  It also has to do […]

Development of a database for support of improved dairy production in Ecuador

As a result of an agreement signed with the Ministry of Agriculture of Ecuador (MAGAP) for the execution of the project “Upgrade of the Ecuadorian Dairy Production Matrix”, AGSO (Association of Cattle Farmers from the Highlands and Amazon Region of Ecuador) are committed to implementing an evidence based system to promote constant improvement of the […]