Thanks to the following organisations for contributing to NZCSRSC 2008
BuildIT is a project funded via the New Zealand government and is designed to develop the ICT research community within NZ, with particular focus on excellence in young and emerging researchers.
One goal of the project is to increase the number of postgraduate ICT researchers in New Zealand by providing research grants and specific scholarships. It also supports ICT postgraduate students in NZ by providing resources such as seed funding for developing research activity. Another need addressed is the lack of cohesion in this sector. One of the main ways of doing so is by supporting forums such as the NZCSRSC, which aid in building collaborative networks amongst researchers.
Currently BuildIT is administered by Auckland University and Waikato University.
More information can be found at the BuildIT website and by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
NZi3 is the national ICT Innovation Institute based at the University of Canterbury. The Institute is a 'hothouse' of strategic ICT research and aims to be a globally-recognised innovation centre that transforms ideas from the lab, across the innovation gap, into industry.
As an entrepreneurially-focused, applied research institute, NZi3 offers a unique fusion of the best of New Zealand's ICT academic expertise with industry-driven research.
NZi3 provides leadership in the orchestration of ICT resources and creative solutions, attracts world-class researchers and students, and delivers a seamless progression of ideas in the lab to products in the marketplace. These are all crucial for the sustainable economic growth of the ICT industry.
The initial industry-led research themes are Geospatial, Wireless Communications, Software Engineering, Human Interface Technology, Assistive Technology.
More information can be found at NZi3 online.
Orion Health is a true New Zealand success story. Starting out in the early 90's they developed software solutions for New Zealand District Health Boards to enable the sharing of Clinical information between Healthcare providers. Then Orion Health promoted these products internationally and are now NZ's leading Health Software exporter, employing over 280 staff globally.
Orion Health's elegant solutions and applications assist patient care and clinical decision making by providing integrated health data and workflow solutions in a single, unified view. Key solutions are focused in the areas of Regional Electronic Health Records (EHR), Electronic Medical Records (EMR) as well as Screening and Integration Solutions.
Worldwide, Orion Health is implementing health information solutions involving over 35 million patients with tens of thousands of active users. Orion Health's partners include leading health system integrators and IT vendors such as Accenture, LogicaCMG, Fujitsu, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Oracle Corporation and others. Orion Health has more than 1,000 clients globally, including UCLA(USA), Capital Health(Canada), New South Wales Health(Australia), the New Zealand Ministry of Health and numerous New Zealand District Health Boards.
More information can be found at orionhealth.com.
If your company or organisation is interested in having a positive effect on the future of NZ ICT research, we would welcome further sponsorship. Please contact us.