Innovation lab helps our customers innovate, accelerate and stay ahead of the competition.

We invest hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in researching, learning, testing and developing new products with new technologies.

Innovation lab activities

Products in development as part of the research and innovation programme include:

  • EVA Check-in - Secure, contactless check-in for your customers, visitors, contractors and staff.
  • Yuppl, a mobile HR app for better work conversations.
  • TypeMine, for smart content retrieval in Microsoft Word.
  • A range of chatbots, incorporating cognitive technologies, for FAQs, booking, lead generation, ordering and more.

Our chatbot for Snowcentre was one of the first Facebook Messenger bots in New Zealand. This bot was a direct result of early innovation lab explorations of chatbot technology.


Hackathons and hackfests are another way we pursue innovation, providing the opportunity to solve problems and explore ideas using the latest technologies - like cognitive services, augmented and mixed reality, chatbots, and voice and language understanding.

Fast track your ideas

We also offer innovation consulting and partnership – talk to us about making your ideas a reality with the latest technologies. 

Whenever you work with Theta, you get access to our innovation lab outputs – new products, expertise and leadership in innovation, as well as practical working knowledge of the latest technologies. Whether you’re a startup, an established organisation or somewhere in between, our innovation lab can help you realise your ideas and reimagine your future.