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Get to know the Spark $100k Challenge finalists - part 4

October 1, 2015

In our last update, we shared some information on finalists CanaryEye, Resilient Slip Friction (RSF) joint, and Surfeaz. This week, we’re delighted to share some more information about a further three teams:

Critter Farms NZ – Critter Farms NZ is a sustainable agriculture company using insects to enable a shift away from our dependence on land for food.

ALFRED – ALFRED is a mobile-enabled personal medical alarm with biometric data interpretation and automatic fail detection capabilities. The device is designed to empower its user with confidence for independent living.

Simiary – Simiary builds software tools to assist business, government, and research analysts to explore the human geographic context of data. It uses cutting-edge machine learning and innovative interactive interfaces.

Stay tuned to learn more about the finalists.

Economy held afloat as New Zealand voted for new Prime Minister Industry

As New Zealand settles resumes business-as-usual post the general election and Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern is sworn in, businesses across the country continue to keep a close eye on the potential impact politics could have on their ability to grow with 71.2 per cent citing this as a concern. CEO, Daniel Blizzard, shares his thoughts on the latest Equipment Demand Index.

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How will a coalition government affect business growth? Industry

The latest Equipment Demand Index for New Zealand is out now and research has found that 71.2 per cent of businesses across the country expect politics to impact them.With a coalition government taking place, how will this affect business growth throughout New Zealand?

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