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Encouraging Innovation

Nelson's Innovation Hub

The Mahitahi Colab was created with the vision of collaborating to support and inspire clever business, innovation, and talent in Nelson Tasman.

Designed to place local businesses and the tertiary sector at the heart of the Nelson-Tasman innovation and business community, the Mahitahi Colab exists to influence and inspire future economic development in the region. The intention is that together we will be able to build a more connected business and innovation community, by creating stronger links between clever business, investors, researchers, business development providers, Government and the education sector. 

The three founding partners are the Nelson Regional Development Agency, Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, who are already realising the benefits of working more closely together to support economic growth. In addition to the founding partners, a range of key public good focused business and talent development organisations are being invited to join the Mahitahi Colab.

Events Calendar

Check out our action-packed line-up of business opportunities, networking events, and workshops! Many are free and only require registration.

Collaboration Options

Mahitahi Colab is more than an innovation hub — we are also a friendly co-working space with several collaboration membership options.

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