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31 Agosto 2017

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WELLINGTON SI AFFERMA COME CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE PER LE START-UP

Wellington is emerging as a rival to Sydney and Melbourne as the start-up hub of the Asia-Pacific region, with the New Zealand city positioning itself as a powerhouse for high-tech start-ups in fields such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence. This city is succeeding in attracting technology talent from all over the world, thanks to its strong skills in niche technology fields and aims to emerge as a research and development centre in the Asia-Pacific region for major global companies. A program called LookSee, designed to attract international technology workers to fill skill gaps, offered 100 people the chance to come to Wellington for free to interview for jobs. It received 48,500 applicants, predominantly from the United States, Canada, Britain, Argentina and India. The city is already producing start-ups that are recognised globally. One of Wellington's natural advantages in creating high-tech start-ups is its strong film industry, thanks to Richard Taylor and Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, which have seen many artists and tech experts move to Wellington and eventually start their own businesses. (ICE SYDNEY)