About This Site

The Innovation Ecosystem Map is the result of a collaboration between Ministry of Awesome and the Canterbury Development Corporation.

Ministry of Awesome is the starting point for awesome ideas in Christchurch. We foster the entrepreneurial ecosystem with our regular events and meetups, provide a welcoming and inspiring place to work with our Awesome HQ co-working space, and offer one-on-one support through our Startup Activator.

Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) is the economic development agency for Christchurch City Council. The fundamental aims of CDC are to drive regional economic growth for the benefit of the community, plan and forecast economic and workforce dynamics which accelerate the key productivity drivers in the region, identify sectors and businesses with high growth potential and support their development, be the national leader in the commercialisation of innovation, and complement and support national and local government aims and initiatives.