In New Zealand, we pride ourselves on our ideas – we are ingenious and our technology and skills reflect this. Not only that, we are an ideal test-bed for new technologies.
New Zealanders have a reputation for innovation and creativity. We split the atom, we invented the electric fence, and our very own Sir Edmund Hillary was the first to conquer Mount Everest.
It is no wonder then that technology is our fastest-growing sector. New Zealand moves quickly and purposefully to seize opportunities in a changing digital world.
That is how we have gained attention as early adopters and creators of new technology solutions that help solve global challenges. Exports from our top 200 tech companies reached $6.8 billion in 2016 – up 13.5 percent on the previous year.
New Zealand’s many world-class tech innovations span across industries. We have built a solid base from which to export globally, with strong relationships and success in the UK and Europe tech sectors, and good connections into tech hubs in North American and Asian markets.
We offer the perfect environment to develop and test new ventures and technologies – and to 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.
New Zealand is among the most transparent countries to do business with, and we are ranked number one in the 2017 World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index.
Our agritech expertise is partnering with farmers to help reduce their on-farm costs and make the most of their time, staff and capital.
We are continually developing smart new technologies that enable us to produce some of the best lamb, beef, milk, venison and wool products in the world.
From remote and rugged country stations to fertile valleys, our farms provide the perfect testbed for agritech innovations that are used around the world for all farming systems.
We have worked hard to overcome challenges. We have had to adapt quickly to stay in business in the face of high land, compliance and labour costs.
We have looked for practical solutions to grow great businesses that can help all farmers know the true benefits of using the latest technology - giving them confidence about what’s working on the farm and what’s not, and how to make necessary changes.
That makes us the best partner you could have to get the most out of your farm.
In the 1980s when the world was wedded to cash, New Zealand adopted electronic payment systems – and we haven’t looked back.
Ever since we swapped cash for cards, New Zealand has played a key part in bringing financial technologies to the world stage.
Our appetite for new technology means we’re well-placed to help companies globally find better ways to improve their customers’ experience.
New Zealand is an ideal springboard for fintech products that are tested in our digitally literate market. Xero and Vend are good examples of New Zealand fintech companies in the era of digital disruption.
All developed nations are facing the challenge of increasing healthcare costs, and there is 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.
New Zealand is attracting global attention for its advancements in innovative health technology, particularly in health records solutions, clinical management for hospitals and clinical management systems for GPs.
We are recognised for our achievements in medical technology, with clever solutions that address global healthcare challenges. Among these is software developed by New Zealand company Volpara Health Technologies – its technology has been used to scan an estimated 98 million women for breast density, an important risk factor in breast cancer.
We understand how smart technology is profoundly changing the way health is managed – and we are at the forefront of the technology revolution. New Zealand company ARANZ Medical is a specialist in 3D scanning and informatics solutions for skin and wound assessment, and its technology is being used in over 35 countries – including the largest healthcare providers in the UK.