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NZ disrupters making a splash

21 January 2015

Laptops illustrating a computer network.

A disruptive innovation creates a new market and eventually disrupts an existing market, displacing earlier technology. Rocket Lab, Snowball Effect, Gene Genie, Coliseum, and Harmoney are five New Zealand disrupters, which, with a little fortune, could make a bigger splash in the coming months. 

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Discussion starters

  • Characteristics of technology: Use this and other examples to identify examples of creative and critical thinking in technological practice (level 4).


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Keywords: disrupter, innovation, characteristics of technology, brief development

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