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Tech and Innovation In
Canterbury
Project Disrupt Conference
Apr 30 / May 1 2014
Ben Reid, Memia Ltd
Disruption
Resilience
Resilience
Recovery
The Future
Canterbury Tech and Innovation Sectors
2014
• Software & ICT
• Electronics & Manufacturing
• Gaming
• Agri Tech
• Health T...
Software & ICT
Electronics & Manufacturing
Agri Tech
Health Tech
Services
Public Sector, Education & Ecosystem
Ambitious Economic Targets – By 2031:
1. Christchurch has the best economic ranking against
Tier Three cities in Australas...
Ambitious Tech Sector Targets
2014 2031
CDC City Hierarchy model
-Quality of Living
-Economic Ranking
(City tiers based on...
Startups to watch
Christchurch – the best “right size” city in
Australasia for a fulfilling career in tech
• Vibrant tech, innovation scene
...
About
• FLUX is a new initiative dedicated to providing news, data and insights
relating to the growing New Zealand techno...
Canterbury NZ tech industry in 2014 - Presentation to #projectdisrupt AUT April 2014
Canterbury NZ tech industry in 2014 - Presentation to #projectdisrupt AUT April 2014
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Canterbury NZ tech industry in 2014 - Presentation to #projectdisrupt AUT April 2014

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Canterbury NZ tech industry in 2014 - Presentation to #projectdisrupt AUT April 2014

  1. 1. Tech and Innovation In Canterbury Project Disrupt Conference Apr 30 / May 1 2014 Ben Reid, Memia Ltd
  2. 2. Disruption
  3. 3. Resilience
  4. 4. Resilience
  5. 5. Recovery
  6. 6. The Future
  7. 7. Canterbury Tech and Innovation Sectors 2014 • Software & ICT • Electronics & Manufacturing • Gaming • Agri Tech • Health Tech • Services • Public Sector, Education & Ecosystem
  8. 8. Software & ICT
  9. 9. Electronics & Manufacturing
  10. 10. Agri Tech
  11. 11. Health Tech
  12. 12. Services
  13. 13. Public Sector, Education & Ecosystem
  14. 14. Ambitious Economic Targets – By 2031: 1. Christchurch has the best economic ranking against Tier Three cities in Australasia; quality of living matches a Tier Two city in Australasia 2. Total GDP has grown by 54% to $21.7.4billion (GDP per capita by 27%) 3. Exports to China have increased by 140%, reaching $719mil 4. 20% of the working age population is employed in current high growth sectors: 1. High value-added manufacturing 2. Technology 3. Professional Services 4. AgriTech 5. Health research and development 5. The proportion of the working age population with a post high school qualification has increased from 40% to 45%. The proportion of the working age population with a bachelor qualification or higher has increased from 20% to 26%
  15. 15. Ambitious Tech Sector Targets 2014 2031 CDC City Hierarchy model -Quality of Living -Economic Ranking (City tiers based on population, Christchurch is a Tier 3 city) Mid-table tier 3 cities Top Tier 3 for economic ranking, comparative with Tier 2 for Quality of Living ranking Number of employees in Technology Sector** ~7,000 workers: - accounting for 3% of Greater Christchurch workforce - 11% of the national Technology workforce. ~12,500 workers- accounting for 5% of workforce Number of publicly listed tech companies with HQs in Christchurch 3 10 ** Defined as: Computer and Electronic Equipment Manufacturing, Information Media and Telecommunications, Computer System Design and Related Services)
  16. 16. Startups to watch
  17. 17. Christchurch – the best “right size” city in Australasia for a fulfilling career in tech • Vibrant tech, innovation scene • Diverse career options • Unrivalled lifestyle • Entrepreneurial support ecosystem • Investment capital for startups
  18. 18. About • FLUX is a new initiative dedicated to providing news, data and insights relating to the growing New Zealand technology industry. • First region covered: Canterbury • Next steps: • Map tech innovation ecosystems of other NZ regions • Facilitate talent acquisition, retention in NZ • Facilitate inward investment capital into NZ Contact us: editor@fluxnz.com

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