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Massey University's School of Aviation 'takes off' with Microsoft technology
Tue 20 Jul 2021
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 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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Female leaders are better employers than male counterparts - AUT study
Mon 25 May 2020
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aut university
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ceo
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massey university
"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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New programme addresses skills shortage as tech shakes up primary industries
Mon 24 Feb 2020
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massey university
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ministry of primary industries
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disruption
"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, Massey and The Collaborative Studio launch accelerator education programme
Wed 19 Feb 2020
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microsoft
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education
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massey university
“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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Massey Uni students win big at global IoT challenge
Tue 8 Oct 2019
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iot
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massey university
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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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Registration for Sprout Accelerator open; $500,000 up for grabs
Fri 4 Oct 2019
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startup
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callaghan innovation
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massey university
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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Kiwi startups head to San Francisco for TechCrunch Disrupt
Fri 4 Oct 2019
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startup
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callaghan innovation
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massey university
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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Massey Uni & Stats NZ launch first research database
Wed 14 Aug 2019
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bi
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big data
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data analytics
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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NZ managers prefer intuition to big data, Massey study finds
Mon 15 Apr 2019
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bi
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big data
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data analytics
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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ecentre's Sprint Global 2019 accelerator primed for action
Wed 9 Jan 2019
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massey university
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sprint
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accelerator
“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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PhD student's wildlife-monitoring drone wins award
Wed 5 Dec 2018
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drones
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innovation
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massey university
“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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Lack of financial support for Māori entrepreneurs leaves businesses struggling
Mon 24 Sep 2018
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martech
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finance, leasing & rental
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commerce systems
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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Virtual reality could be the future of market research
Tue 14 Aug 2018
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digital transformation
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vr
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massey university
"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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Bungy jumping from an airship over Queenstown could be a reality - one day
Thu 19 Jul 2018
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massey university
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tourism
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airships
"I have to admit it really surprised me that over 30% of participants were willing to pay to do that.”
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Gamers: Don't open that loot box, or you may become a gambler
Tue 19 Jun 2018
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gaming
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technology gifts
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massey university
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 Uni and NZVRARA team up to support VR development
Wed 14 Feb 2018
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vr
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massey university
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“The mixed and virtual reality industry in New Zealand is estimated to double within two years.”
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The Amazon effect: Kiwi retailers spooked by commerce giants
Tue 10 Oct 2017
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amazon
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massey university
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retail
“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's $60,000 gift to Kiwi bug researcher about sharing knowledge with the world
Tue 29 Aug 2017
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oracle
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massey university
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security vulnerabilities
Traditionally organisations keep bug & vulnerability findings for themselves, but Oracle and Associate Professor Dietrich take a different approach.
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New business programme focuses on alternate model to scale startups
Mon 31 Jul 2017
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massey university
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accelerator
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study
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 Uni’s new ecentre chief wants to “walk the talk"
Fri 30 Jun 2017
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massey university
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incubator
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entrepreneurship
“If you are promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, you have to be innovative and entrepreneurial.”
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Opinion: Phonics more important than ever in a digital age
Mon 12 Jun 2017
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digital literacy
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english
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massey university
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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Are digital devices impacting tertiary students' eyesight?
Wed 7 Jun 2017
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essilor
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eye problems
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massey university
"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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Tokelau's education system to be brought into 21st Century
Wed 17 May 2017
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massey university
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technology in the classroom
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ministry of foreign affairs and trade
"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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Success with te reo app means more resources are coming
Tue 9 May 2017
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massey university
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te reo e-resource
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maori in tech
"For me, the reach of it and the meaningfulness of what it’s contributing, that’s what is awesome for us."
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