we do

Hatchbox is a public innovation lab that creates collaborative opportunities for government, businesses and communities to develop ideas that will address some of Auckland’s complex urban, economic and sustainability challenges.

We aim to strengthen the role of institutions so they can be more adaptive and creative in working openly to tackle collective problems.

Our goal is to improve public services and the lives of Aucklanders through innovation.


Q: Who uses Hatchbox?
A: Users to date have included Auckland Youth Leaders working on Auckland’s Climate Action Plan, Smart Cities Workshop focusing on mobility, security, environment, and infrastructure to name a few, and Auckland Airshare Challenge integrating drones into Auckland’s air space by best practice usage in a dense urban environment in addition to identifying lifesaving solutions using drones.  Our sweet spot are organisations wanting to collaborate with community, private and public sectors finding solutions to urban challenges facing Auckland.  We do activations ranging from 1 hour events to multiple day or week incubation/acceleration

Q: How do I book the space?
A: Click on the Contact Us link and we’ll Hatch something up

Q: How much does it cost to use the space?
A: Hatchbox customises cost based on the users and workshop theme

challenge & incubate

We provide facilitated support to develop, incubate and test ideas for change, building on our collective experience, innovative methodologies and open platforms.

capability & capacity

By providing experiential training, coaching and leadership development, we help government agencies to create the conditions for successful innovation and develop a new generation of public entrepreneurs.

amplify & connect

We share stories, experiences and lessons learnt to build practice, knowledge and participation in public innovation.

We build networks of innovators, experts and communities that share collective experiences to design and test ideas.