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New Zealand's Tech and Innovation Story, See Tomorrow First brings Kiwi innovation to Japanese shores


The New Zealand Embassy (Shibuya City, Tokyo) held its next New Zealand Insights event on May 21st, showcasing New Zealand's tech and innovation sector to a Japanese audience. The event was held as part of the NZ government's ongoing 'Tech and Innovation Story, See Tomorrow First' initiative which promotes New Zealand's technology sector and is seeking to promote awareness and further collaboration with like-minded partners abroad. 4 innovative New Zealand companies: Formus Labs, Seismic Shift, Magic Memories, and Enatel presented their innovative work to guests from Japan.

The New Zealand Embassy in Shibuya, Tokyo

Formus Labs shared their AI-automated 3D planner for joint replacement surgeries and highlighted the role that its technology is playing in helping orthopedic surgeons get a greater volume of surgeries done with the help of their effective platform.

Seismic Shift, an earthquake resilience research & development company based out of Christchurch, presented their unique anti-earthquake technology FrontFoot which is installed into the floor slab of a building to reduce the impact of tremors.

Magic Memories is a brand engagement platform that provides unique personalized content to customers across a wide range of industries. They provide video, digital photography and other content to customers to enhance their experience at sports events, theme parks, museums and other venues. The company shared the challenges and experiences they went through with the COVID-19 pandemic and the innovative ways they brought content to their users.

Enatel gave a presentation on their DC power management, power conversion and energy storage technologies. An example of this is their EcoCharge motive power chargers, which have high levels of energy efficiency and useability.

(From left) Daniel Horton of Magic Memories Anton Clark & Steve Wright of Enatel, Ju Zhang of Formus Labs, and Ben Exton of Seismic Shift.
Provided by the New Zealand Embassy, Tokyo

The representatives of the four companies then had a chance to network with local companies and collaborators here in Japan. We hope that these activities lead to further collaboration between New Zealand and Japan's tech sectors and the strengthening of the relationship between both countries.

More information on the participating entities can be found below:

NZ embassy:
Tech and Innovation Story, See Tomorrow First:
Formus Labs:
Seismic Shift:
Magic Memories:

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