GridAKL is part of the innovation precinct in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter, designed to maximise innovation by harnessing the power of collaboration. Creating pathways for innovative individuals and businesses to connect, share ideas and access the tools they need to help them grow.
“Over the last 10 years, the sector has witnessed 25% growth. ICT and Digital Media accounts for 3.2% employment in Auckland or 1 in 30 jobs. Half (48%) of New Zealand’s ICT companies are based in Auckland, employing 37,000 people. GridAKL’s role is to assist high-impact, growth-orientated, technology-focused businesses and entrepreneurs to develop and commercialise their innovations.” – Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development
A home for innovation in the heart of Auckland, GridAKL provides the space, support, inspiration and community needed for a strong and vibrant innovation culture. A place of discovery, GridAKL showcases and celebrates innovation with an aim to inspire all innovators.
GridAKL is for anyone actively involved in innovation. This includes entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs, national and multinational companies, research institutes and everyone in between. These are supported by a network of investors, education providers and tertiary organisations, government agencies and other key partners delivering services to New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem.
GridAKL’s role is to assist high-impact, growth-orientated, technology-focused businesses and entrepreneurs to develop and commercialise their innovations.
Businesses at GridAKL develop technology solutions and platforms that cut across sectors. They are diverse and applications range from social enterprise, user experience design, geospatial data, data visualisation to health and safety, finance/pos and innovation.
They focus on technology solutions in:
(L – R) Anne-Marie Browne (Coordinator) , Chris Twiss (Head of Development), Rachael Child (Strategy), Catriona Stewart (Marketing)