Faculty Advisor

Elmes, Michael B.

Faculty Advisor

Shockey, Ingrid K.

Project Center

New Zealand


Innovation in Wellington is not strong as it could be, especially in terms of collaboration. Our goal was to evaluate the feasibility of a visual representation portraying the innovation ecosystem in the Wellington Region. We developed a map depicting the interrelationships between biotechnology companies, tertiary organizations, and other innovation centers in the area. With feedback on our piloted map, we learned that there are concerns about upkeep of data, the audience it would be most useful for, and the software used. From our data, we recommended that Grow Wellington use alternate software to accommodate the specific needs of this map, develop a way to keep the map up to date, and narrow the focus towards those who could benefit directly from it.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs