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0 KiwiNet award finalists highlight a new wave of innovation

Finalists have been selected for the second annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards designed to celebrate success within New Zealand’s universities and Crown Research Institutes.

Innovations from finalists include the Springfree trampoline, a rare pharmaceutical ingredient generating major export returns, titanium technologies including 3D printed animal implants, pasture meters, artificial muscle technologies, precision seafood harvesting, eradicating bovine tuberculosis, controlling insects with sex, new vanilla products, and a wireless network partnership.

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0 Crowd-funding door opens for NZ corporates

New rules enable firms to raise up to $2m a year without having to issue a prospectus.

Around a dozen companies have indicated interest in setting up crowd-funding or peer-to-peer lending platforms as new rules come into force making it easier for businesses to raise capital.

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0 PledgeMe moving to funding of equities

Online crowd-funding platform PledgeMe has announced it is moving into equity crowd-funding – and founder Anna Guenther could not be more excited.

It followed Cabinet’s recent approval of new regulations for crowd-funding and peer-to-peer lending, as part of the Government’s financial market overhaul.

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0 Extreme accounting? NZ’s rugged tech startups aim high with business software, not social media

New Zealand technology firms are rolling into global markets, selling software to businesses that locks down mundane tasks like accounting and expenses, rather than developing slick social media apps that consumers download free of charge.

Led by Wellington-based Xero Ltd and its self-styled “beautiful accounting software”, the South Pacific island nation’s blossoming cloud-based tech industry is now the country’s third-biggest export earner behind dairy and tourism.

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