Avionic Innovation

Imagine the Kāpiti region as a leading destination for avionic innovation.

If Kāpiti Airport plays a leading role in the adoption and advancement of e-aviation in New Zealand, the opportunity arises for the airport to become the centrepiece of a tech hub for ongoing innovation.

An avionics tech hub and innovation culture would be a game-changer for our region.

 

Using our airport as the jumping-off point, our region has the unique opportunity to create a vibrant start-up ecosystem that enables forward-thinkers in aviation tech to come together and advance the future of flight.

AVIONICS TECH HUB

Start-up ecosystem…entrepreneurs, universities, angel investors, venture funding, government initiatives…all well established and accelerating partnership with Iwi and business.

A vibrant NZ ecosystem

  • Innovators
    (Airframe, Power-plant, Avionics, Tech)

  • Airways NZ Operations

  • MBIE: Tech Futures & Incubators

  • CAA Enablers

  • Incubators & accelerators (MBIE / Callaghan)

  • Net Zero Council (Industry, Regulators, Innovators)

Avionics Tech Hub

  • Airspace Modernisation Tech

  • SimTech

  • Air Navigation Services

  • DroneTech and Big Data

  • TravelTech

  • Urban Air Mobility

  • Aviation InsureTech

  • Airspace Integration & Electronic Conspicuity​

“We wouldn’t want to imagine Kāpiti with no airport. A vibrant, coastal city that punches above its weight. Leap forward, the world has moved to what today, we call ‘future of flight’; silent, sustainable, electrified urban air mobility that creates jobs and connects New Zealanders to each other and the world. Why would we give up on this chance?"
 

KATHERINE CORICH | ENTREPRENEUR, GLOBAL AVIATION INNOVATION & SUSTAINABIILTY LEADER

Let’s create exciting career prospects for our rangatahi in Kāpiti. Let’s put our region on the map as a leader in tech and sustainability. Let's foster a forward-thinking vibrant culture we can be proud of.

Employment

  • Majority of net new roles created by innovative startups

  • Retaining our best people within the region

  • Intellectual property

  • Export

  • Incubators & accelerators (MBIE / Callaghan)

  • Higher paid roles

  • Productivity gains for Aotearoa

  • Roles related to impact— environment, energy, aviation, tourism

  • Technology jobs - 90% jobs in Kāpiti are services jobs

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Help us shape a better collective future for Kāpiti.