Find out how the Computational Media Innovation Centre began, what we do, and how to get in touch.

How we began

The Computational Media Innovation Centre (CMIC) was announced in September 2017 by then Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Paul Goldsmith as one of the first three recipients of funding from the Government’s Entrepreneurial Universities Initiative.

The Initiative aims to attract world-leading entrepreneurial academics to New Zealand in order to foster cutting-edge research and university-led innovation and entrepreneurship.

CMIC is part of the Computer Graphics Research Group within the University's Wellington Faculty of Engineering.

What we do

The Centre incubates potential start-ups and industry pipelines to strengthen New Zealand’s computing and media ecosystem, placing it at the forefront of an emerging global digital media market, and work to develop extensive links with a variety of renowned gaming and anime companies and institutes in Japan, the United States and other countries.

A walkthrough of the CMIC campus


View the Computational Media Innovation Centre's staff list, including roles, biographies and contact details.

Contact us

Find out how to get in touch with us and where we are located.


Stay informed about the events we host throughout the year.