New Zealand

Growing businesses with impact.

ThincLab Canterbury is one of The University of Adelaide's international network of incubators working in partnership with the University of Canterbury.

Positioned within the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, and within one of Adelaide's sister cities, ThincLab Canterbury strengthens collaboration and opportunities between Australia and New Zealand. It provides:

  • capability building for founders and teams, 
  • connection to industry experts and agencies,
  • and pathways to growth and investment. 

ThincLab Canterbury will have a special focus on the Canterbury region’s super nodes which include: aerospace and future transport; food, fibre and agritech and health tech and high-tech services.


Members benefits

As part of the Callaghan Innovation national Founder Incubator and ThincLab international networks, ThincLab Canterbury aims to connect founders and companies with the best local, national and international expertise to develop world-class capability and fast-track their growth potential.

  • access to meeting rooms and presentation spaces
  • video conferencing facilities
  • fully equipped kitchen area with tea & coffee
  • networking and educational events
  • access to prototyping space
  • opportunity to access University research expertise and resources
  • opportunity to access University interns

ThincLab Canterbury programs

ThincLab Canterbury offers a range of high intensity, KPI driven programs to help your startup grow and thrive, including:

  • Growth

    Our Scale and Grow programs are for founders and companies with a product or service in market, operating as a full-time venture with high levels of ambition and intention to scale their offering and expand into new markets. 

    Companies will work with dedicated ThincLab advisors for a longer-term six to twelve month incubation period with access to industry experts and complementary support organisations.

  • PACE

    A series of one-month long modules. Join weekly facilitated sessions with a small cohort of similar startups to promote practical, peer-to-peer learning through the use of business frameworks and group discussion. Featuring presentations and Q&As with industry experts and established founders. Topics include, strategy marketing and investment readiness.

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