The Mahitahi Colab, located at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, is about working collaboratively to support and inspire clever business and talent.
The Mahitahi Colab will provide an extraordinary location for existing and aspiring clever businesses to easily connect with local and national business development, and create opportunities to nurture and develop talent.
It will help to build a more connected ecosystem by creating stronger links between clever business, investors, researchers, business development providers, government and the education sector, in order to influence and inspire economic development in the region.
The Chamber is one of three founding partners of the Mahitahi Colab, along with the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and the Nelson Regional Development Agency. We will be working more closely with our partners to help support the growth of the Nelson Tasman region.
In addition to the founding partners, a range of key public good focused businesses and talent development organisations have been invited to be part of the Mahitahi Colab.
The Mahitahi Colab has been designed to include a range of collaboration facilities, including:
- access to the business and talent development service providers
- access to a range of events designed to support and inspire business growth, innovation and education in Nelson Tasman
- collaborative shared working spaces
- a range of event and meeting spaces
- access to NMIT graduate students for projects and intern work placements
Some benefits of the Mahitahi Colab are already being realised, with an NMIT graduate and a current NMIT student engaged by the Colab partners to provide the interior design fit out and branding and design. This provides the students with valuable project work experience.
So drop in and visit us any time, and experience the Mahitahi Colab shared working space. You can find us by coming to the main entrance of the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology at 322 Hardy Street.