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Govt offers $1m to engage young Kiwis in digital tech

Govt offers $1m to engage young Kiwis in digital tech The Government has has announced the nine successful applicants to a $1 million contestable fund for projects that will engage students in digital technologies.“We’re funding providers who have innovative and smart projects that will capture teachers’ and students’ imagination and help them get skilled in using and developing digital technologies,” Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

New Zealand Innovation Awards celebrates most successful homegrown trailblazers

New Zealand Innovation Awards celebrates most successful homegrown trailblazers The New Zealand Innovation Awards 2016 winners were announced last night, recognising the cream of the crop across 11 industry categories and 10 business disciplines including technology, science, marketing and agri-business.Emerging New Zealand Innovator: Auror, for its software platform designed to share information about crime incidents between police and businesses.

New hub to boost Māori innovation

New hub to boost Māori innovation Te Whare a Māui - The Maori Innovation Hub, opened at the Gracefield Innovation Quarter on Lower Hutt, is a shared working space with tools to assist collaboration and innovation."It is a place to connect with Māori, cook up new ideas and help your business grow," explains Callaghan Innovation interim chief executive Hemi Rolleston.

Former Vietnam refugee embraces 'most important opportunity' as NZTech chair

Former Vietnam refugee embraces 'most important opportunity' as NZTech chair “This is the most important opportunity that I have been given to make a difference since New Zealand accepted me as a refugee from Vietnam in 1985 so I am not taking on this role lightly.As such, we need to increase the level of engagement between technology and the rest of the economy," Pham says.

Uni of Auckland brings human life to AI with new Soul Machines venture

Uni of Auckland brings human life to AI with new Soul Machines venture Artificial Intelligence that looks, thinks and reacts like humans is being developed right on Auckland's doorstep and may become a commercial venture.The University of Auckland officially launched its AI company Soul Machines after attracting US$7.

Tech innovators stepping up for Fieldays

Tech innovators stepping up for Fieldays The 2017 Fieldays Innovation Awards are now open.Applicants showcase their ideas, designs and products at the Fieldays Innovations Centre during next year’s Fieldays, which runs over three days in June.

8 innovations helping homeless populations around the world

8 innovations helping homeless populations around the world But while there may not be a one-size-fits-all formula for homeless people in every community, technology and innovation can help fill in the gaps.But in the meantime, innovations can offer much-needed support to some of the world's most vulnerable populations.

Govt puts up $270k to help young women into tech sector careers

Govt puts up $270k to help young women into tech sector careers The Government has invested $270,000 into Shadow Tech Days, a technology mentoring programme, in an effort to inspire ore young women get into the tech scene.Youth Minister Nikki Kaye says the investment will help young Kiwi women experience what it is like to work in a technology role.

Sex toy warmer is the toasty cure for those cold, lonely nights

Sex toy warmer is the toasty cure for those cold, lonely nights Even sex toys get cold during winter.But the days of chilly vibrators could be numbered thanks to the creation of this very handy sex toy warmer.

Govt's Innovative fund opens to ECE

Govt's Innovative fund opens to ECE The Government has extended its multi-million dollar fund for innovative teaching projects to staff in early education.Qualified ECE teachers have been eligible to apply in partnership with primary and secondary teachers.

Nation's innovation report card shows it can, and should, do better

Nation's innovation report card shows it can, and should, do better The Office of Innovation and Science Australia released its review of the Australian innovation system this week, largely to a chorus of "heard it all before" from those close to the industry.Tony Peacock, CEO of the Cooperative Research Centres Association, likens it to a school report: Janey tries but she could do so much better.

Nearly invisible gel-like robots move fast enough to catch fish underwater

Nearly invisible gel-like robots move fast enough to catch fish underwater MIT scientists have developed mostly transparent soft robots that are made of 90 percent water.The robots are so fast that they can catch and release fish underwater.

MOTAT honours Kiwi innovators with latest exhibition

MOTAT honours Kiwi innovators with latest exhibition The Innovators is a showcase of some of New Zealand’s most prominent innovators now open at Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).It is an exhibition which celebrates the entire process of innovation, from conceptualisation to creation and explores the learnings from setbacks overcome along the way.

This small device is helping a paralyzed man send romantic texts to his wife

This small device is helping a paralyzed man send romantic texts to his wife Todd Stabelfeldt met his wife at church and began the wooing process with romantic text messages.But, back then, Todd had to dictate the texts to his assistant, which he felt was taking something away from him.

New $14 million student innovation space opens

New $14 million student innovation space opens According to Dr Leon Fourie, Toi Ohomai chief executive, the new Te Ara o Mauao is a multi-purpose, technologically enhanced learning space, which offers greater informality and flexibility for learning.It is the first of other such modern flexible learning environments for Toi Ohomai,” he says.

Microsoft CEO says artificial intelligence is the 'ultimate breakthrough'

Microsoft CEO says artificial intelligence is the 'ultimate breakthrough' The chat was streamed live on the Microsoft Developer page on Facebook.Calling AI "the third run time", Nadella said, "If the operating system was the first run time, the second run time you could say was the browser, and the third run time can actually be the agent.