There is a history of innovation in New Zealand. Defined by a passion to find solutions, create and develop new products and ventures with open minds, Auckland is the perfect place to connect people and ideas. As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland is a thriving high-tech hub of the Asia-Pacific region, home to more than 20,000 innovation-based companies.

As the base for many of New Zealand’s leading companies and numerous world-leading multinationals Auckland is a city on the move. Recognised globally in JLL’s top 20 City Momentum Index, Auckland is building the foundations of an innovation-oriented economy through technology, creating cutting-edge new businesses, attracting talent and nurturing vibrant inclusive communities.

New Zealand is built on a culture of adapting quickly to new environments and changing conditions. Thanks to New Zealand’s internationally respected academic standards, Auckland is home to a large number of top-ranked institutions that are home to inquisitive minds engaged in ground-breaking research and practice.

As the fastest growing city in Australasia, Auckland has strong Māori and Pacific populations, as well as an expanding Asian demographic. In this context, we play a vital role as an inclusive hub for creativity for the city’s diverse communities.

GridAKL focuses on information and communications technology (ICT) and digital media sectors, bringing innovative thinkers together in place and connecting them with a wider ecosystem. The FoodBowl is a state-of-the-art facility designed to help food and beverage (F&B) companies test or produce new products for local and export markets and supported by highly skilled technologists, scientists, business and certification consultants, packaging and equipment suppliers, and funding experts.


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