Welcome to the Spark Innovation Studio.

Spark is proud to present its Innovation Studio, and we’re inviting businesses to come and check it out.  

You can explore and learn about emerging technologies such as IoT, 5G, mobile edge compute and mixed reality, and how they can help your business get ahead. 

The space will be available for selected businesses to ideate, create, develop, test and innovate. In our modern and functional workspace, with access to Spark’s latest network capability, you can bring your business ideas to life. 


Visit the Innovation Studio

Visit us for a guided tour of our IoT & emerging tech showcases. Interact with a range of products and learn about how IoT can change your business.

Book a tour

Test your technology

If your business is already working on deploying emerging tech solutions, get in touch with us to discuss using our development workshop to test your technology or product.

Register your interest

Innovation Studio Roadshow

A Spark Innovation Studio Roadshow Session is your chance to take a deep-dive into the emerging IoT technologies that could solve challenges in your business.

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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.

Get involved – be inspired.   

IoT monitoring in construction

Quintin Rolston, Construction Manager at Isaac Construction Ltd discusses the ways in which they are embracing technology to monitor their worksites.

Watch the webinar

IoT monitoring and innovation

Ben Duffus, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships Lead at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board discusses how they chose a partnership route to solve their critical medicines temperature monitoring challenges.

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