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Learn about our innovators who are growing internationally competitive industries and clusters and how you can get involved.

Business in Dunedin

Ōtepoti-Dunedin’s vision is to be one of the world’s great small cities, an ambition which can be achieved in part by growing innovative and internationally competitive industries and clusters.

A city of just over 134,000 people, Dunedin’s size is supportive of collaboration and recognised for its creativity and innovation, its high investment rate in cutting edge R&D and its established research networks.

It is renowned as a confident, competitive knowledge centre, a community where enterprise and creativity support a productive and sustainable city.

Home to the headquarters of the New Zealand Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE), and the tertiary educational powerhouses of Te Pūkenga Otago Polytechnic and the University of Otago, Dunedin has established academic and vocational pathways in support of industry ecosystems which feed burgeoning sectors of game development, technology, health innovation and design.

Success Stories


ADInstruments creates world-leading data acquisition and education tools for life science researchers and educators. Their solutions are used by more than 10,000 institutions around the world. Headquartered in Dunedin, New Zealand, they collaborate with global partners to make science easier.

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Pacific Edge

Pacific Edge create genomic biomarker tests for the better detection and surveillance of bladder cancer. Headquartered in Dunedin, New Zealand, they develop Health Tech innovations for a better world

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Education Perfect

Education Perfect is making a difference with technology that humanises, education that transforms. The platform's curriculum-aligned, comprehensive and contextual lessons empower teachers and students. Used by more than 1.2 million students in over 60 countries, Education Perfect is transforming education for teachers and students across the world, from Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE)

CODE is the New Zealand Centre of Digital Excellence – a Dunedin-based hub designed to progress the sustainable growth of New Zealand’s video game development industry.

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The Economic Development Strategy for Dunedin is built around five themes

Business vitality

Alliances for innovation

A hub of skills and talent

Linkages beyond our borders

A compelling destination