Innovative & Creative

Wellington is the heart of innovation and creativity in New Zealand. Both the region’s businesses and education institutions are driven by innovative, future thinking people.

Due to its compact nature Wellington has a uniquely collaborative approach to education and business. Many education providers and businesses work closely together sharing resources and knowledge to become globally competitive.

Innovation and creativity are valued attributes in many priority business sectors in Wellington including biomedical, clean technology, screen and digital, education, food and beverage, manufacturing, primary industry, fashion and design, and film. Read more here.

Wellington takes particular pride in its screen and digital sector. It is home to filmmaker Peter Jackson and the Weta group of companies. The region also boasts world-leading gaming, interactive and web companies. Many training institutions in Wellington provide specialist courses in these sectors and have strong ties to the region’s leading companies.