Dec 26, 2007

Wellington The National Cradle For Technology and Innovation

With its concentration of Crown Research Institutions, Universities, Government Departments and the private sector (Wellington is still head office for almost as many large companies as Auckland) it has seemed to the team at The Hive that there is a huge opportunity for Wellington to be known as a centre for educational and research excellence, and the place where the innovative ideas and new technologies come from. There have been problems in getting all these institutions to work together and understand the need for collaboration with the private sector, but thanks to a few of the city's leaders business, and political, this is starting to happen.

Two examples of what this collaboration can achieve - super conductor cabling and super conducting magnets is featured in an article today in the Dominion Post. Good on the Dominion Post for running this and for Nick Churchouse for writing the story.