Discover what is possible for your business at the Spark Innovation Studio

The newly refreshed Spark Innovation Studio is a purpose-built facility where you can immerse yourself in interactive zones. These zones demonstrate how IoT and emerging technologies are helping vital business sectors such as transportation, logistics, local governments, national agencies, agriculture, aquaculture, utilities, construction, health and safety and more. 


What will you discover in the Innovation Studio?


Asset Management

Find out how asset tracking and monitoring can help improve asset utilisation and keep people safe.

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Environmental Monitoring

Learn how Kiwi businesses are using a range of different monitoring solutions to create healthier environments, prevent stock loss, gain efficiencies and much more.

Future Proofing

How can we use technology to become more sustainable, help prevent disasters and support communities in emergencies? Explore how some organisations are already implementing smart technology to do just this.


Discover how we could be managing our water resources to be more sustainable and responsible by monitoring and measuring all along the water life cycle.

View Water Monitoring solutions

Emerging Technology

What could mobile edge compute, advanced AI, private networks, robotics, computer vision, network slicing, mixed reality and other emerging technologies mean for your business as we move into the future?

Spotlight Series

It’s never been more important to be informed about developments in your industry. You can transform the way you do business by understanding new ways to drive efficiency, productivity, safety and communication.

The Spotlight Series from Spark is here to help. It will inspire you with the latest thinking in leading technology via free webinars, events, articles and case studies.

How can IoT support environmental monitoring?

Join Benjamin Westgate from Tonkin + Taylor, Liam Jeffares from EWS and Guy MacPherson from Adroit as they discuss how IoT can help support Environmental Monitoring

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Improving water management with IoT

Watch Nish Dogra from Watercare Services Limited and Gerhard Loots from Kallipr as they discuss how IoT Smart solutions are improving water management to boost efficient use of water.

Watch the webinar

Past Spotlight Series

Water monitoring

Learn about ways we can monitor water with IoT technology.

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Smart cities

During October we explored Smart Cities and what this could mean for the way we work and live.

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The month of September was dedicated to agriculture.

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In August we looked at how automation will help to define the workplaces of the future.

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In July, Sustainability month looked at on how technology can be used for good.

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In June we focused on the tech that will transform the transport industry. 

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Launch & Announcement

8th March

Applications open

15th March to 28th June

Finalists Announced

27th July

Judging Starts

26th August

Winners Announced

4th September

Funding and the 5G Co-Lab testing

September to October

Winners fly to New York