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Innovation Stories

Innovation stories are concise collections of resources based on contemporary New Zealand innovations. Featuring inspiring interviews with the innovators and articles explaining the science and technology, these can be used as stand-alone resources or to form part of a bigger picture of innovation.

Aeronavics – innovative robotic aerial solutions

In this Innovation story, we see how, in solving a challenge for their 3D environments and ‘walk through’ photography business, Linda...

Biospife

The ZESPRI biospife is a novel bioplastic product incorporating fruit residue that can be made on existing plastics processing machines....

Celebrating Success

The KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards celebrate the remarkable diversity of Kiwi innovation. Use this Innovation story to find out...

Kindling Cracker

The Kindling Cracker is an innovative safety device for chopping wood. Developed by teenager Ayla Hutchinson, it is now selling across the...

Revolution Fibres

In this Innovation story, we discover what electrospun nanofibre materials are and how Iain Hosie and Simon Feasey found a gap in...

The FOODBOWL

The FOODBOWL is designed to facilitate food innovation in New Zealand. Use this Innovation story to find out more about how The FOODBOWL...

YikeBike

The YikeBike is a light, foldable, easily portable, electric bicycle. Christchurch inventor and entrepreneur Grant Ryan developed the...

Zealong Tea

Zealong tea is the first and only tea to be commercially grown, processed and packaged in New Zealand. Its unique qualities differentiate...