Innovation showcase

Where innovation takes place

On 7 December we took over the Beehive to celebrate New Zealand innovators working to solve some of Aotearoa’s most urgent challenges.

From tackling migrant exploitation, to developing a new approach to foster care, 14 GovTech Accelerator teams that have been taking on Aotearoa’s biggest social and environmental challenges presented their projects. If you missed it, you can re-watch the showcase here.

A special shout out to the Ngā Mihi team that took home the $50,000 grand prize, sponsored by the Westpac NZ Government Innovation Fund. Read more about this and other highlights here.

Feed your ideas with world-class innovation

2022 projects

In 2022 we 14 government projects, NGOs and Startups joined the GovTech accelerator – all focusing on social and environmental challenges that are facing Aotearoa.

Audience sitting at Creative HQ event

Makers market

The 2023 Innovation Showcase celebrates innovation across all sectors. These founders are bringing sustainable innovation to the Beehive with a pop up makers market. And they have some deals available so you can try their products for yourself.

Bio Gold
Natural health and wellbeing support with 100% pure New Zealand Pine Pollen

Enjoy a 20% off first order on all products & combo deals, with promo code CHQ20 at checkout.

Solid Oral
Sustainable oral care

Enjoy a 10% off your order, with promo code CHQ at checkout.

Personalised workplace catering from local eateries

Order catering for your event before the end of 2022 and Fussy will cover the service fee. Min 20 person order and event must be hosted before 31st December.

What’s on

Find out how you can get involved in 2023.

School of Innovation: learn the art of innovation

Build innovation capability in your team with our School of Innovation courses.

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Partners at creative hq event
Mar 2023

Talk Innovation leadership

Join like-minded companies for a thought-provoking exclusive experience designed to challenge your current state and ignite a
transformative journey for your business.

Led by two globally renowned experts: Silicon Valley-based All Birds Founder, Tim Brown and international pricing expert and guest lecturer from Stanford University, Dr Maciej Kraus. 

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Apr 2023

Impact Accelerator

Fast-tracking the growth of impact-focused startups innovating
for a better future. Sponsors a team or become a mentor.

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Apr 2023

Young Founders

The incubator supports founders between 17 and 25 years old, as they learn how to scale and grow their business.

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Innovation Hack

Set a challenge or business problem that your organisation is looking to explore and get Gen Z to tackle it for you.

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