Menu
Callaghan taps Michael Murphy for GM role, seeks new incubators

Callaghan taps Michael Murphy for GM role, seeks new incubators

Innovation agency issues tender for new technology incubators

Michael Murphy (Callaghan Innovation)

Michael Murphy (Callaghan Innovation)

Michael Murphy, a former GM with Hewlett-Packard, Intergen and Datacom, is now joining Callaghan Innovation, also as general manager. 

Murphy has been a member, director and chair of the angel network Ice Angels which has invested $58 million into 100 companies, spanning software, mobile, gaming, web, medical devices, biotech and advanced manufacturing.

In recent roles he has set up and run several corporate innovation programs.

Erica Lloyd, Callaghan Innovation’s GM for market and sectors, said having Murphy's experience, energy and input for the next phase of Callaghan's technology incubator program would help ensure businesses and innovators had access to the expertise they need to commercialise their IP and accelerate growth. 

Callaghan Innovation has also just launched a tender to find new incubators for its "deep tech" -- which includes biotech and aerospace -- technology incubator program, which has produced 45 new start-ups, attracted more than $50 million in investments and created over 160 new high-value tech jobs since its launch in 2014.

Callaghan Innovation funding will include contributions to operational costs and access to repayable loan funding of up to $750,000 for each venture incubated. 

International incubators will be expected to establish a significant presence in New Zealand, including the permanent location of key management and incubation expertise here and possibly by establishing a New Zealand-based subsidiary.

Services for start-ups under the current program, provided by three incubators, will continue as normal.

Murphy said technology-driven business disruption is creating virtually unlimited opportunities to create truly world-class companies that will underpin New Zealand's economic and social development.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags HPDatacomIntergenCallaghan InnovationMichael MurphyHewlett_Packard

Brand Post

Featured

Slideshows

Malwarebytes shoots the breeze with channel, prospects

Malwarebytes shoots the breeze with channel, prospects

A Kumeu, Auckland, winery was the venue for a Malwarebytes event for partner and prospect MSPs - with some straight shooting on the side. The half-day getaway, which featured an archery competition, lunch and wine-tasting aimed at bringing Malwarebytes' local New Zealand and top and prospective MSP partners together to celebrate recent local successes, and discuss the current state of malware in New Zealand. This was also a unique opportunity for local MSPs to learn about how they can get the most out of Malwarebytes' MSP program and offering, as more Kiwi businesses are targeted by malware.

Malwarebytes shoots the breeze with channel, prospects
EDGE 2019: Channel forges new partnerships during evening networking

EDGE 2019: Channel forges new partnerships during evening networking

Partners, vendors and distributors reconnected during a number of social gatherings during EDGE 2019. The first evening saw the channel congregate for a welcome party at the Hamilton Island yacht club, while the main poolside proved to be the perfect stop for a barbecue on the final night.

EDGE 2019: Channel forges new partnerships during evening networking
Show Comments