Category Archives: Social Innovation

Innovating Innovation

The Global Innovation Index (GII) report for 2016 has recently been released, and can be downloaded.  Its release coincided with the start of my annual trip to the countries doing well in the GII and have similar or at least comparable size as New Zealand where I live and work. The GII report highlights that […]

We reached a Milestone with our IoT systems!

We have developed very effective sensor networks and systems in the past, but have been tampering with a new emphasis on smaller modular IoT enabled systems.  The purpose of these smaller systems is to create modular units with a specific functionality that can be used in numerous different applications, whilst the cost is kept really […]

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 […]

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 […]

Smart community vegetable gardening – A first update

We are currently busy with the background work for our Smart community gardening project, funded by Curious Minds.  We are starting with a base of about 30 very enthusiastic secondary school students in Cambridge, New Zealand.   When we applied for the funding, we saw an opportunity to transfer some of the knowledge we gained in […]

Smart community vegetable gardening

We were successful in obtaining funding from Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) from their Curious Minds contestable fund to do a project with a community (vegetable) garden, sensoring it to provide information to the community about their garden that is usually only available in more sophisticated precision farming environments.  The aim is for them to learn […]