Tech
Ecosystem

Christchurch has a vibrant local tech community, robust support networks and a well-equipped ecosystem. If you’re not sure where to start, start with us. Join the community, we’ll get you into the network, and celebrate every step of your journey!

Below you will find a list of the many agencies and membership organisations that contribute to our rich and diverse tech community.

Support Directory

The tech sector in Canterbury is a key and ever-growing part of the local economy. It is also diverse – ranging from the large tech companies we often think of when the ‘tech sector’ is mentioned (Jade, Tait, Trimble etc), through to a growing cohort of in-house tech teams who are enabling traditionally ‘non-tech’ business to do what they do better.

We want to ensure that this whole ecosystem is visible. There are a lot of companies doing amazing things across the region – and often very few people have heard about them!

View the Canterbury Tech Ecosystem Map to navigate the tech scene in the region.

To get on the map, please complete this form: Tech Ecosystem Enrolment Form

The AI Forum brings together NZ’s community of artificial intelligence technology innovators, end users, investor groups, regulators, researchers, educators, entrepreneurs and interested public to work together to find ways to use AI to help enable a prosperous, inclusive and thriving future for our nation. Tech Alliance Member.

Agritech New Zealand is a membership organisation which connects innovators, investors, regulators, researchers and interested public. It promotes opportunities and challenges raised by agritech. Tech Alliance Member.

Home and Voice of Canterbury Business. Helping you become more productive, more profitable and more competitive.

NZ’s Innovation Agency. Callaghan partner with ambitious businesses of all sizes, providing a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of growth.

The city’s economic development and city profile agency.

The voice of EdTech in New Zealand, supporting the growth of the sector. Tech Alliance Member

EPIC houses some of NZ’s most exciting proven high-tech companies and hosts hundreds of inspirational events every year.

Helping to connect, promote and advance the trends shaping the FinTech ecosystem.

Creating opportunities to meet, talk, and be inspired about the future leaders of a diverse, dynamic and exciting industry.

Business and innovation hub in the heart of the Christchurch Innovation Precinct. Operated by ChristchurchNZ in partnership with MBIE.

Members work collaboratively to provide solutions to enable the health and wellbeing of people living in New Zealand and Globally.

Dedicated to protecting and promoting the Internet for New Zealand.

Dedicated to promoting Service Management practises in industry and supporting the delivery of value to businesses through the growth of People, Process and Technology.

New Zealand’s leading body for those working or studying in Software and IT-related fields.

Strive to create meaningful societal benefits by collaborating with universities, governments, financial supporters, and companies to accelerate the commercialization of biobased technologies.

The starting point for entrepreneurs, startups, and innovators in Christchurch.

The society exists to share the freedom of open source software, open standards and open information.

A group of business leaders from NZ-owned IT firms keen to represent the interests of NZ-owned digital technology businesses.

New Zealand’s international business development government agency who exist to help grow your business internationally, bigger, better, faster.

The voice of the New Zealand technology industry and co-ordinator of the Tech Alliance.

Proud supporters of the amazing Christchurch startup ecosystem.

Connecting employers with top local students and graduates for paid work experience and graduate jobs.

The association for the users of digital technology and connectivity.

The New Zealand IoT Alliance key purpose is to actively contribute to the prosperity of New Zealand through accelerating the uptake of IoT.

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