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Massey University
Massey University's School of Aviation 'takes off' with Microsoft technology
 Learning to fly is an exhilarating experience. At Massey University’s School of Aviation, It’s about as hands-on as you can get.
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AUT University
Female leaders are better employers than male counterparts - AUT study
"During the COVID-19 lockdown period, having a good leader is beneficial for your wellbeing; it is ‘extra beneficial’ if that leader is a woman."
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Massey University
New programme addresses skills shortage as tech shakes up primary industries
"Technology is driving transformation in agrifood and fibre at an incredible speed, so it’s vital we move quickly to ensure the education system meets the requirements of what businesses need to be innovative."
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Microsoft
Microsoft, Massey and The Collaborative Studio launch accelerator education programme
“Technology is driving transformation in agrifood and fibre at an incredible speed, so it’s vital we move quickly to ensure the education system meets the requirements of what businesses need to be innovative."
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Internet of Things
Massey Uni students win big at global IoT challenge
At the Keysight IoT Innovation challenge in New York City, the team was awarded US$25,000 in cash and US$25,000 worth of select Keysight test equipment for Massey University as the global winner of the Smart Land category.
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Startup
Registration for Sprout Accelerator open; $500,000 up for grabs
Eight New Zealand start-ups will be selected to join the six-month accelerator, which provides business coaching, mentoring, network access and courses.
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Startup
Kiwi startups head to San Francisco for TechCrunch Disrupt
The Kiwi startup founders, recent graduates of ecentre’s Sprint Global programme, will join around 10,000 people interested in the startup and technology world at the TechCrunch Disrupt event.
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Data
Massey Uni & Stats NZ launch first research database
Massey University and Statistics New Zealand opened the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) laboratory, which will provide staff and student use for IDI-approved projects.
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Big Data
NZ managers prefer intuition to big data, Massey study finds
Many senior managers in New Zealand businesses have an inherent distrust of big data, opting instead to rely on their own intuition.
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Massey University
ecentre's Sprint Global 2019 accelerator primed for action
“Entrepreneurship is in our core in New Zealand, so we need to focus on what we’re good at – innovative products."
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Drones
PhD student's wildlife-monitoring drone wins award
“You see a lot in the media about the threats facing yellow-eyed penguins in New Zealand, but those reports are mainly based on penguins from the mainland."
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Finance, Leasing & Rental
Lack of financial support for Māori entrepreneurs leaves businesses struggling
Māori entrepreneurs are being held back from financial success due to issues with accessing finance, managing debt and wealth, and tax compliance.
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Digital Transformation
Virtual reality could be the future of market research
"I thought the time was right to jump into this VR gap because the first consumer VR headsets were released just as I began working on my PhD.”
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Massey University
Bungy jumping from an airship over Queenstown could be a reality - one day
"I have to admit it really surprised me that over 30% of participants were willing to pay to do that.”
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Gaming
Gamers: Don't open that loot box, or you may become a gambler
Could randomised loot boxes in your favourite video games be giving you a similar hit to the psychological effects of gambling?
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Massey University
Massey Uni and NZVRARA team up to support VR development
“The mixed and virtual reality industry in New Zealand is estimated to double within two years.”
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Amazon
The Amazon effect: Kiwi retailers spooked by commerce giants
“Domestic retailers have to pay GST and overseas retailers don’t, so there is effectively a cost disadvantage for local businesses.”
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Oracle
Oracle's $60,000 gift to Kiwi bug researcher about sharing knowledge with the world
Traditionally organisations keep bug & vulnerability findings for themselves, but Oracle and Associate Professor Dietrich take a different approach.
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Massey University
New business programme focuses on alternate model to scale startups
Rather than the traditional get-investment-ready approach, the Sprint Launch programme will instead focus on early revenue and customer acquisition.
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Massey University
Massey Uni’s new ecentre chief wants to “walk the talk"
“If you are promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, you have to be innovative and entrepreneurial.”
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Massey University
Opinion: Phonics more important than ever in a digital age
Massey University children's literacy specialist Tom Nicholson discusses how spelling is even more relevant in a digital age than ever before.
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Massey University
Are digital devices impacting tertiary students' eyesight?
"One of the most noticeable differences [...] was the heavy daily use of digital devices such as mobile phones which was up to 12 hours per day."
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Massey University
Tokelau's education system to be brought into 21st Century
"The project is being undertaken at a critical time for the island nation, which is under threat from rising sea levels caused by climate change."
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Massey University
Success with te reo app means more resources are coming
"For me, the reach of it and the meaningfulness of what it’s contributing, that’s what is awesome for us."