ng Connect in New Zealand

The ng Connect Program was launched in New Zealand in late 2011, and is now establishing its effectiveness as an ideation and rapid prototype environment for New Zealand business to integrate new technology design and deploy new business related service concepts using the latest technology platforms.

Founding Member companies in New Zealand include:
New Zealand’s largest infrastructure provider, Chorus, is a founding member of New Zealand’s ng Connect community. This means members can benefit from access to Chorus technical resources, including a lab environment in Auckland – the Co-Innovation Lab.

The first university globally to join the program is Auckland’s own AUT University. The University has hosted and driven a number of ng Connect Ideation meetings and Service Concept Projects.

Other member companies are listed below.

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Blog Posts

The New Zealand blogroll is the go-to place for exciting developments, new projects, new events and guest appaerances as well as our own opinions of the New Zealand tech sector, ng Connect initiatives and our innovative New Zealand ng Connect members.

4 wheels, 5G, and a whole new user experience ahead

A famous quote, attributed to (but probably never said by) Henry Ford, is: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Well, the Tin Lizzy did not look like a horse at all, and still it was named the most influential car of the 20th century. If we look […]

10 Recommendations for Creating a Smart City

Broadband internet, sensor networks, and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms are key components of any smart city implementation. However, making a city smart requires more than just rolling out technology. Below is a list of 10 best practices-based recommendations for creating smarter cities — helping (local) governments initiate, optimize, and evaluate smart city initiatives. 1. […]

ng Connect Supports Auckland, NZ Techweek

On 19 May,  the ng Connect Program held a workshop in Auckland, New Zealand as part of Auckland’s inaugural Techweek event. The week included 55 events and 86 different speakers. Because of the ng Connect Program’s previous interactions with the city on projects like the Connected Bus Shelter market trial, the city requested that the ng Connect […]

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ng Connect New Zealand’s membership includes founding member Chorus, local government and policy makers, developers, start-ups, healthcare integrators and AUT University. We are always looking for new projects that test the latest technology, create interesting new business cases and inspire users!

If you and your company need a place to test out a new service concept or business model, come and see us!

Related Service Concepts

Key outputs of ng Connect in New Zealand are Service Concepts. Service Concepts are prototype solutions created with the expertise and technology from member companies.

ng Connect Ideation Meetings are a fast and effective way to create new service concepts, test and refine development of new business models to deploy your service concept to market.

The ng Connect Portfolio

The ng Connect portfolio includes methodologies to develop service concepts, business models and market trials.

Each are designed to assist your company to rapidly develop or test a new business idea using new technologies which may differentiate the value proposition or improve the user experience or simply test a brand new business idea.

ng Connect’s portfolio and methodologies are tried and tested and critical for a faster time to market and to visibility and credibility for your service.

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Case Studies

Totally connected

During the past 12 months, ng Connect has expanded its global presence and launched in New Zealand and Australia. The ecosystem provides a way for companies to innovate and contribute to the new economy and it has big plans for 2014. A global programme created and funded by Alcatel-Lucent, ng Connect is designed to accelerate the development of applications and services that […]

Learning together

AUT University has always had a strong focus on innovation and preparing students for the changing world. It’s not surprising then, that AUT was attracted to an initiative designed to solve human problems, ignite creativity, and remove roadblocks to optimising the innovation chain. AUT is the first university to join ng Connect, a global programme created […]

Weaving magic with UFB

Drilling down and digging up pavements and roadsides nationwide, contractors in hi-vis vests are laying down thousands of kilometres of fibre to connect with the lion’s share of New Zealand homes (70 percent by 2020) and bring them into the network that will be ultrafast broadband (UFB). Once in place, the network is predicted to […]

Need for speed

According to Auckland-based technology entrepreneur Mark Povey, speed is life. A great idea is only so great, he reckons – it’s actually how fast you can get that innovation to market, and into the hot hands of your eventual customers, that really defines a tech business as a success. By this metric, his company Solta Labs – […]

The innovation ecosystem

Alcatel-Lucent’s ng Connect is seeking our brightest minds and most innovative companies to join a program that will bring them together with resources from industry, business and academia in an innovation ecosystem. Jason Collins, vice president of emerging technology at Alcatel-Lucent, describes ng Connect as solving human problems. Member companies are working to develop new technologies to improve outcomes across a wide range of human experience […]

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