Kirsten Edgar

Future Insights Manager, Callaghan Innovation

Future Insights – Advanced Materials at Callaghan Innovation


Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand’s innovation agency.  We partner with ambitious businesses of all sizes, providing a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of growth.  Within Callaghan Innovation, the Future Insights team tells the story of New Zealand futures to help businesses unlock their innovation strategy.  The team produces globally informed, locally focused, independent and evidence-based insights about technology and the future. 


“Our insights provoke, guide action and are commercially focused, so NZ businesses can confidently base strategic thinking on them.”

In addition to Kirsten's current role, she is a member of the Plastics Centre of Excellence Advisory Board (University of Auckland), former programme manager of the Rutherford Discovery Fellowships scheme, with a PhD in chemistry (Victoria University of Wellington).