About Level Two

The hidden Auckland property where tech companies are born

An accidental innovation hub has become a $1 billion venture. If New Zealand wants to build a better standard of living for everyone we must replicate that magic, says Vic Crone.

An unremarkable building in a leafy Parnell street is these days hi-tech hallowed ground. Level two of 24 Balfour Road is the birthplace of a new generation of Kiwi success stories – waste-to-energy firm LanzaTech, aerospace superstar Rocket Lab, and high-flying drone technology startup Dotterel have all called it home.

Innovation series: Parnell hub houses next gen of billion-dollar innovators

On level two of a 1950s building nestled in an Auckland central suburb lies a gray corridor leading to laboratories and workshops where some of New Zealand’s greatest innovation success stories were born.

The Parnell site named Level Two is now home to the next cluster of ground-breaking innovators who are set to ‘change the world’ with their technological inventions.

In­no­va­tion’s suc­cess story, deep in the city
A sim­ple cor­ri­dor in­cu­bates some of New Zealand’s most ex­cit­ing start-ups.

Aver­tana founder and chief ex­ec­u­tive Sean Mol­loy, said be­ing in­no­va­tive was en­sur­ing staff are en­gaged with what you are aim­ing to achieve.
On level two of a 1950s build­ing, nes­tled in an Auck­land cen­tral sub­urb, lies a grey cor­ri­dor lead­ing to lab­o­ra­to­ries and work­shops where some of New Zealand’s great­est in­no­va­tion suc­cess sto­ries were born.

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