The Christchurch Technology composite sector incorporates software, telecommunications and electronics.

Christchurch is New Zealand’s third-largest region for technology businesses and boasts some of Australasia’s most inventive and successful software, hardware, electronic, telecommunication and service companies. These encompass local firms which have now become global leaders such as Jade Software, Tait Communications and Dynamic Controls. Christchurch is also home to multi-nationals such as Sungard; Trimble; TE Connectivity; Eaton; Vodafone; and Hewlett Packard; as well as listed companies SLI, Wynyard and Diligent.

Supporting these larger companies is a significant number of smaller, niche businesses. These businesses foster an industry culture of entrepreneurship and innovation, with products such as the Yike Bike and the Martin Jetpack being developed within the city.

The sector creates a broad range of technology solutions and services for multiple local and offshore markets, from Australia to Afghanistan. Technology also enables many other business sectors, from supermarkets and clothing to health and farm services.

Collectively, the sector supplies a broad range of national and international markets that includes:

  • Health/Medical
  • Agritech/Primary Industry 
  • Gaming
  • Mining
  • Music
  • Human Resources
  • Energy Management 
  • Retail
  • Infrastructure
  • Security
  • Communications
  • Transport
  • Aerospace
  • Marketing
  • Hospitality