Why our partners are passionate about Techweek19 and the tech sector

There are a number of organisations that help make Techweek19 possible - learn more about who they are and their role in the New Zealand tech and innovation ecosystem below:


As New Zealand’s only university of technology, AUT fosters young talent and drives research to help transform the tech sector into a high value, productive economy. 

AUT encourages innovation and entrepreneurship, and the ability to explore new technologies, challenge routine thinking and solve problems in new ways. The Research and Innovation Office develops opportunities in research related to emerging tech in fields such as AI, robotics, sports tech and med tech. The focus is on diverse applications from research to improve the lives of people in New Zealand and beyond.

AUT will be involved with a number of Techweek events this year – check them out here!


Amazon Web Services provides a platform that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world, and bring their knowledge, expertise and practical applications to businesses looking to develop and build capability.

AWS are working on a number of innovation sessions throughout the country this Techweek — check back for more event details soon.

Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation helps businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand, by providing a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of growth. From this vantage point, they recognise that there is a recipe to New Zealand innovation that puts care for people and environment at the centre of things, and that these values resonate with global markets in the face of global mega trends like climate change and the rise of ethical consumer.

As the exclusive Techweek TV partner, Callaghan is driving and amplifying the stories of New Zealand innovation we'll be telling throughout the week — check out all their sessions here.


PwC provides industry-focused services for public and private sector clients, and is driven to solve complex problems. They know that New Zealanders are passionate and trying to solve the biggest problems in the world, and their partners are passionate about using new technology and new ways of working to accelerate this.

PwC is the global thought leadership partner for Techweek19 and are looking forward to sharing their insights and publications with the tech community on a number of Techweek TV sessions — check out all their sessions here.