The technology sector in Dunedin encompasses research, information and communications technology and biotechnology. Research alone accounts for a significant portion of the sector, drawing funding to the city through the University of Otago, Otago Polytechnic and Crown Research Institutes.
What is the Gig?
The gig is Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) at its fastest. It’s capable of delivering peak download speeds of up to one gigabit per second (1Gpbs). At home it means faster downloads of movies, music and data. At work faster file sharing, download and upload speeds, increased innovation and better services. It’s a first for the Southern Hemisphere but you will find this technology in a few other cities around the world such as Singapore and Chattanooga. To find out more about Gig, the GigCity Community Fund or the GigStart Fund go to www.gigcitydunedin.co.nz
When can I get it?
With over 53 percent of the Chorus rollout completed, over 29,000 customers can already get the gig. The GigCity Dunedin rollout is now scheduled to be complete by December 2017. If your home or business doesn’t have access to the gig just yet, there’ll be plenty of chances to experience it around Dunedin in the coming months. To find out if your home, business, school or medical centre can access gigabit services check out Chorus’ broadband capability map online at www.chorus.co.nz
How do I get it?
To get connected, talk to one of these broadband providers about their gigabit plans – 2Degrees, M2, MyRepublic, Spark, Vodafone and WicNetworks.
Information and communications technology cluster
The Dunedin ICT Business Cluster is a collaborative group of about 200 local businesses. The sector in Dunedin is growing, with the cluster representing an increasing number of ICT companies.
Dunedin Digital Strategy
As technology grows, the city’s digital communication needs become more complex. To address this, the city has developed a comprehensive digital strategy that details a long-term vision for Dunedin and its digital communications future. Community involvement is paramount to the success of the strategy.
Enterprise Dunedin runs a paid internship programme (Sexy Summer Jobs) that supports employment pathways for students and helps meet local business needs. The programme has been running successfully since 2010, giving student interns valuable experience in the real world and supporting the growth of Dunedin businesses.
Led by Enterprise Dunedin, Business Safari takes Otago Polytechnic and University of Otago academics on a walking tour of some of Dunedin’s most innovative businesses. The tour exposes academics to the cutting edge of business, building informative links between industry and the university community.
How we can support your business
Enterprise Dunedin can help you:
- work with relevant council departments
- find and retain skilled staff.
For further information, contact: