November 2010

Archive: Stick November 2010

Victoria University and National Library connect through 3D

Peter Kerr Sep 08, 2015

Perhaps it could be called an intersection of printing. So, call it collaboration; a generally increasing awareness of additive manufacturing; or both Victoria University and the National Library’s desire to be more public – but a series of talks on 3D printing is to be commended as an attempt to bring an understanding to a wider audience. The third … Read More

Right…a way to crunch a business model from good research ideas

Peter Kerr Jun 17, 2015

Here’s an interesting innovation move, one to be applauded. It’s Startup Weekend Science and Research, in Wellington at Creative HQ from Friday July 3 to Sunday 5. Interesting because its the first time a non-digital (as such) Startup Weekend event’s been … Continue reading → … Read More

At last…an innovation accelerator aimed at physical products

Peter Kerr Jun 11, 2015

Right, something you can get your teeth into…literally – Lightning Lab Manufacturing. So, instead of a 12 week accelerator to figure out how to take a digital idea out to the world, the same sort of programme but aimed at … Continue reading → … Read More

Wider New Zealand missing out on knowing about our hot and cool Hi-Tech companies

Peter Kerr May 28, 2015

One of the downsides of the implosion in traditional news media is that celebratory stories get little or no coverage. The general public, who in my experience love to hear of clever and innovative New Zealand companies therefore have only a minor … Continue reading → … Read More

Do Kiwis have a certain je ne sais quoi with regard to Startup Weekends – or is that wishful thinking?

Peter Kerr May 05, 2015

Having been lucky enough to be around a couple of startup things in the past few weeks – I’ll take the opportunity to reflect. The first occasion was a Skype interview at Wellington’s Creative HQ with George Smith, the founder … Continue reading → … Read More

Open for thinking, open for participation, open for collaboration

Peter Kerr Apr 02, 2015

The name of the two day Wellington conference on Thursday and Friday 16/17 April says it all. Open Source//Open Society (OS//OS). As a digital immigrant who has, without sometimes knowing why, gone down he android path for my devices, I’m … Continue reading → … Read More

Why a democratic open-source news and views site needs reinvention and why we should care

Peter Kerr Feb 23, 2015

Scoop’s in the middle of an attempt to change its ownership and business structure from individual shareholders to community (to be designed). It has just launched a PledgeMe crowd funding bid. The metaphor that applies is not unlike the tragedy … Continue reading → … Read More


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