Colab: creative technologies news

French artist Olga Kisseliva will be hosted by AUT as the 2018 Te Ataata resident

AUT artist in residence announced

Colab: creative technologies
30 Apr, 2018

French artist Olga Kisseliva will be hosted by AUT as the 2018 Te Ataata resident.

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Alumni launch AR-enabled app

08 Mar, 2018

On Waitangi Day, AUT alumni launched the world's first AR-enabled Māori alphabet colouring book.

Aaron Cleland

Research offers new hope for amputees

Colab: creative technologies
08 Mar, 2018

Recognising a technology gap for amputees saw Aaron Cleland create Neural Amusement, a groundbreaking research project seeking to ease the pain of phantom limbs.

 Colab have signed an agreement with SM23

Colab partnership to translate research innovation into reality

Colab: creative technologies
18 Oct, 2017

A new sponsorship agreement with S23M will result in a wealth of new opportunities for students and staff


Meet AUT's Artist in Residence

Colab: creative technologies
27 Jul, 2017

AUT welcomes French artist and designer Antonin Fourneau as this year's Te Ataata Creative Technologies Artist in Residence.


From Auckland to Paris: Four AUT students heading to Europe's largest tech festival

Colab: creative technologies
09 Jun, 2017

Four AUT students, with support from the Embassy of France in New Zealand, have been selected to present their work at Europe’s largest digital festival, this month in Paris.

Disobedient teaching: surviving and creating change in education

28 Feb, 2017

Despite being expelled from Secondary School and suspended from Teachers College, AUT Professor Welby Ings’ new book is about teaching.


AUT appoints new Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of DCT Faculty

21 Feb, 2017

Professor Guy Littlefair has been appointed by Auckland University of Technology (AUT) as the new Dean of its Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies (DCT) and Pro-Vice Chancellor. He will take up the position in July 2017.

Social innovation is here to stay

Colab: creative technologies
11 Nov, 2016

It’s the new buzzword for ‘doing good well’, but New Zealand has strong roots in social innovation that predate the movement.

AUT-SKA project highly commended at NZ Innovation Awards

28 Oct, 2016

AUT’s role in the world’s biggest science project won a highly commended prize at the NZ Innovation Awards.

Frucor Real Life sessions prepare AUT students for Industry 4.0

Colab: creative technologies
27 Oct, 2016

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has collaborated with Frucor Beverages to help students prepare for successful careers in the rapidly changing world of IT. 

Over the past nine weeks, Frucor’s business technology team has delivered a series of Real Life sessions for Bachelor of Computer Information and Sciences (BCIS) students at AUT South Campus.

AUT cleans up at Best Design Awards

Colab: creative technologies
17 Oct, 2016

AUT has had its most successful Best Awards night yet.

The Best Awards are the country’s top Design awards and were held in Auckland on Friday 14th October.

AUT finalists named in the New Zealand Innovation Awards 2016

23 Sep, 2016

AUT has bagged three nominations at this year’s Innovation Awards.

New Zealand SKA Alliance Big Data Challenges led by AUT and NZA has been named a finalist in the Innovation Excellence in Research and Young New Zealand Innovator category.

AUT PhD candidate places third in Falling Walls competition

Colab: creative technologies
01 Sep, 2016

AUT Engineering PhD candidate Stephanie Anne Croft placed third in the Falling Walls Competition held in Canberra, Australia, where participants have to sum up their research in three minutes.

Computer and engineering students head to China with Huawei

Colab: creative technologies
31 Aug, 2016

On Friday 26 August, five AUT Computer and Engineering students headed to China with Huawei.

Over the next two weeks they’ll get the rare opportunity to go behind the doors of Huawei HQ in Shenzhen and see what is involved in being the world’s biggest telecommunications technology retailer.

AUT secures 25 Best Award nominations

15 Aug, 2016

Twenty five projects by students and staff from the School of Art and Design and Colab have secured nominations in the country’s top design awards.

Head of NASA’s Juno Mission visits AUT

Colab: creative technologies
01 Aug, 2016

The head of NASA’s Juno Mission got a first-hand look at AUT’s Institute of Radio Astronomy and Space Research work at its radio telescopes at Warkworth last week.

Smarter use of big data - National centre to create new data technology platforms

Colab: creative technologies
21 Jul, 2016

Building world-leading data technology platforms that create industries and keep talented young New Zealanders in this country is the focus of a new organisation being launched at AUT tonight.

Paving the way for Auckland’s aspiring tertiary entrepreneurs

11 Jul, 2016

Aspiring AUT entrepreneurs are receiving a welcome boost to turn their ideas into a commercial reality through a new student entrepreneurship programme.

AUT alumnus to study at Columbia University

05 Jul, 2016

Congratulations to Auckland University of Technology (AUT) alumnus, Jeremy Olds, who has been awarded a 2016 Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Award.

Christchurch rebuild inspires competition win

Colab: creative technologies
04 Jul, 2016

Inspiration from the Christchurch rebuild helped a group of Colab students win a top French design competition.

Masters students Sarah Loggie, Jacques Foottit, Lisa Clist and Jenna Gavin travelled to Paris earlier this month for the European Street Design Challenge at the Futur –en-Seine Digital Festival in Paris


French Ambassador visits AUT Colab

Colab: creative technologies
06 Nov, 2015

There’ll be more French digital artists-in-residence at AUT, after the university and the French Ambassador signed a Memorandum of Understanding about the newly established programme.


AUT Senior Lecturer nominated for Women of Influence awards

Colab: creative technologies
09 Oct, 2015

COLAB’s Senior Lecturer Sangeeta Karmokar is a nominee in this year’s Women of Influence awards.


Creative director of New Zealand Exhibition at 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale announced

Colab: creative technologies
07 May, 2015

The New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) has announced that Charles Walker, associate professor in AUT University’s Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies and Co-Director of colab has been appointed as creative director of the New Zealand Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

AUT’s million dollar deal

Colab: creative technologies
27 Sep, 2013

American company, Emergent Technologies, Inc has signed a deal to commercialise a novel technology platform (Btechnology) invented by award winning AUT University scientist Professor Stephen Henry. The agreement between Emergent Technologies, a leading innovation solutions company and KODE Biotech, Ltd has the potential to generate five to 10 million dollars in annual licensing fees.