Success in today’s business world is about staying nimble and responsive, being aware of and ahead of trends and making clever decisions to support growth.

Our highly connected team can help you to access the best research and development tools – including assisting with the development of your R&D strategy. We can help you to find the expert help you need to allocate your business’ R&D resources in the best way possible. Contact us for support in this vital area of business and let us help you to grow intentionally and purposefully.

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Featured Event: Callaghan Innovation 1 Day Lean Workshop

On the 14th November 2018, the Nelson Regional Development Agency will be hosting a 1 day 'Lean' workshop, facilitated by Bryan Travers from the University of Auckland Business School. Bryan is very highly regarded in this area, having previously been a CEO of 3000 staff, and it is well worth spending the day with him to tap into this knowledge. 

This workshop will help you to better understand Lean methodologies, how they can be applied to your business, and how they can have incredible impact in your business. We have seen lots of diverse businesses begin to implement Lean principles in order to improve efficiencies, remove wasteful activities, increase outputs and reduce costs. It is a very powerful business tool, and something that every business should be trying to understand better.
The session will be held on Wednesday 14th November 2018, from 8.30am-4.30pm, at Trailways Hotel in Nelson City. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided and the cost is $65 per person. Registration is essential and spaces are limited!

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Featured Event: Emerging Technology in the Agritech, Wine & Food Sectors

New Zealand faces a tsunami of technological and societal changes in the next several years that will impact our industry and economy for decades. The collision of the digital and physical worlds has launched the fourth industrial revolution.

How might emerging technology and innovative thinking allow New Zealand businesses and individuals to succeed, in balance with new environmental measures?

As a CEO or key influencer in your company, this workshop will help you understand the impact global trends might have on your business, and how you might use new technologies and business models to succeed on the world stage. We will explore what the future might look like, what emerging technology is out there, and how it’s being applied as innovative products and services. You can start to get ahead of the technology curve, and generate new business value through the convergence of emerging technology platforms like: IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Industry 4.0, Robotics, Biotechnology or Smart Materials.

Find out how, at this quickfire hands-on workshop led by the Future Insights team at Callaghan Innovation, with time to network with other like-minded businesses also keen to explore what is possible. Drinks and nibbles will also follow after this event, and we encourage you to network.

This event will be held on Thursday 15th November, from 3.30-6pm at the Mahitahi Colab, A Block, NMIT. 

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