Category Archives: Innovation

To serve and protect? Strategies for an artificially super-intelligent future


Vantage Consulting director David Miller is leading a presentation and discussion on the global risks arising from super-intelligence as part of the Hutt City Council’s STEMM Festival. His talk takes place on Thursday May 18 from 5.30-6.30pm at The Dowse Art … Continue reading

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Fuelled adds an important string to the business cashflow bow


So what do you do when cashflow’s a bit tight? You have outstanding invoices to be paid, but have a few of your own bills that also need dealing with. Yes you could go to your traditional bank. But 15 … Continue reading

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Solving the part timer work conundrum


Matching both sides of the equation for part time jobs sounds like it should be easy. ‘Employer has limited hours required role = young person willing and happy to do it’. Sounds easy are the operative words though. Now, contrary … Continue reading

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Mevo…(t)apping into the zeitgeist of non-car ownership


Mevo is an intriguing start up that Wellington’s Biz Dojo attracts at times. It is making a major play towards a future where we won’t own our own car, but will hire one as required. Additionally, Mevo’s also touting itself … Continue reading

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Why we should give some serious thought to a Science and Innovation Council


It’s that time of year when we fly  kites, give voice to possibilities. So, given we have a new Science and Innovation minister, namely Paul Goldsmith, how about exploring whether now is a good time to put seriously explore forming … Continue reading

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Clever solution to a quad bike problem


Here’s a great idea from someone who is (take your pick from, or choose the lot) young, entrepreneurial, agri-tech, female, creative, persevering, clever; and as it happens is a dag-hand at cake-making. Now the Biz Dojo (where Stick operates out … Continue reading

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Global mindset drives Kiwi ‘stamp of approval’ enterprise


How does an organisation from the bottom of the world, excell internationally in verifying and stamping its approval on food quality and safety? The first answer is because New Zealand exports over 90% of the food it produces, and other … Continue reading

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Perhaps the TIN100 deserves an ex gratia payment?


Perhaps Greg Shanahan and his TIN 100 team and reports are deserving of an NZ Inc ex gratia payment. Because arguably they’ve been most responsible for bringing hi tech out of the closet, making it cool(er). (OK, the Hi-Tech Awards … Continue reading

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This ‘greaser of the (supplying internationally) tracks’ will be really good for NZ science


I’m sort of embarrassed that I’ve never heard of Science Exchange before. It’s been going for over five years, started in the US by a couple of Kiwi founders, and has grown well beyond start up to having recently secured … Continue reading

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Is it really possible to cross-credit open source to open society?


Every party needs a grumpy uncle…so let me be that curmudgeonly guy for the upcoming Open Source//Open Society conference. (Early spoiler alert – I’m going to some of OS//OS. There’s too many thought provoking speakers, too much opportunity to touch … Continue reading

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