In New Zealand, we pride ourselves on our ideas – we’re building solutions to solve global challenges. Not only that, we’re an ideal testbed for new gizmos and gadgets.  

New Zealanders have a reputation for innovation and creativity, which makes us good problem solvers. We split the atom, invented the electric fence and beat the world to the top of Mt Everest.

It’s no wonder then, that technology is our fastest-growing sector. Our relatively small size gives us a unique advantage, allowing us to move quickly and purposefully to seize opportunities in a changing digital world.

Our world-class tech exports span across industries. We’ve joined the space race with Rocket Lab’s low-cost private rocket launch, we’re the home of the cinematic reality company Weta Workshop which has worked on many blockbusters including the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Avatar. And our cloud accounting company Xero is one of the fastest growing software as a service companies globally.

Our skills and expertise have gained us global attention as early adopters and creators of new technologies that help to solve global challenges.

We’ve built a solid base from which to export globally, with good connections to tech hubs in Asian and North American markets.

Exports from our top 200 tech companies reached $6.8 billion in 2016 – up 13.5 percent on the previous year.

We offer the perfect environment to develop and test new ventures and technologies – and help get them off the ground. New Zealand is a cost-effective and efficient testbed, and tech giants including Amazon, Google and Facebook have all taken advantage of our speed-to-market.

Plus, we’re among the most transparent countries to do business with, and we’re ranked number one in the 2017 World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index.

  • Healthtech

    New Zealand is attracting global attention for its advancements in innovative health technology.

    We’re recognised for our achievements in medical technology, with clever solutions that address global healthcare challenges. 

    We understand how smart technology is profoundly changing the way health is managed – and we’re at the forefront of the technology revolution.

    ARANZ Medical is among New Zealand companies attracting major international attention and investment. Its 3D scanning applications in wound care and prosthetics are used in 35 countries, including in Asia. Singapore’s St Luke’s Hospital is an acute care facility that uses ARANZ Medical’s technology to monitor the healing of wounds.

    We’re also home to Orion Health, a world leader in healthcare integration and precision medicine. Orion’s global healthcare platform is used in over 17 countries, including Viet Nam where Vinmec International Hospital in Hanoi selected the company to provide a common platform for patient records and staff workflow in 2015.

    All developed nations are facing the challenge of increasing healthcare costs, and there’s a universal need to deliver more care at a lower cost. New Zealand’s innovative and efficient product solutions, and niche products, are well placed to provide practical, easy-to-use, and cost-effective solutions that improve clinical outcomes around the world.

  •  Fintech

    When the world was wedded to cash, New Zealanders adopted EFTPOS in the early 1980s – and we haven’t looked back.

    Ever since we swapped notes for cards, New Zealand has played a key part in bringing new technologies to the world stage.

    Our appetite for new technology means we’re well placed to lead the Fintech revolution, helping consumers around the world to find better ways to access and manage their money.

    New Zealand is an ideal springboard for fintech products that are tested in our digitally literate market. You only need to look to Xero and Vend to understand how we’re leading the era of digital disruptors – these two companies signed a global partnership to accelerate product innovation and customer growth.

    Vend provides cloud based point of sale inventory and customer loyalty software that makes it easy for retailers to set up and run any size of business. Its software is used in over 140 countries, and its customers include retail giants Kukri, Disney and Etsy.

    Xero is the global leading provider of online accounting software that connects small businesses to their advisors and other services. Its software is used in over 180 countries including in Asia where it has an office in Singapore.

  • Agritech

    From remote and rugged country stations to fertile valleys, our farms provide the perfect test bed for agritech innovations that are used around the world for all farming systems, both indoors and out.

    We’re continually developing smart new technologies that enable us to produce the best milk, lamb, beef, venison and wool products in the world. 

    Our advancements in agritech include herd improvement software, diary automation equipment, electronic milk meters, rotary milking platforms, livestock weighing equipment, electronic animal identification and specialised farm management software.

    One New Zealand company, Satisworld, provides project management for farms worldwide, including intenstive dairy, beef and grain production facilities. It specialises in exporting livestock, feed and other agricultural products from New Zealand and Asia-Pacific – including Malaysia, where the company helped import livestock from Northern Australia for a local business that intended to sell cut meats through its retail outlet in Sarawek and also supply live animals for Brunei. 

    As one of the most self-reliant producers in the world, we’re sharing our expertise to help farmers in your region reduce on-farm costs and make the most of their time, staff and capital. 

    Don’t get us wrong – farming isn’t exactly a walk in the park where we come from. We’ve had to adapt quickly to stay in business in the face of high land, compliance and labour costs.

    We’ve looked for practical solutions to grow great businesses that can help all farmers know the true benefits of using the latest technology to give them confidence about what’s working on the farm, what’s not, and make necessary changes.

    That makes us the best partner you could have to get the most out of your farm.