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Innovate. Validate. Collaborate. 

The world is changing faster than we can imagine and with this disruption comes opportunity for new ideas, new products and new ventures.


Success will come to those with the connections and support, who can leverage diverse networks. There’s no better time than right now!

Are you with us?


The Tech Futures Lab experience

This is a learning environment like no other. We’re all about people. People with ideas who experiment, fail fast, collaborate, and design innovative solutions and businesses fit for the new world, for a new future.


Tech Futures Lab is an education facility of The Mind Lab, an NZQA registered Tertiary Education Organisation under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. Candidates at Tech Futures Lab are enrolled with The Mind Lab which is approved by NZQA to award the Master of Technological Futures.


This Master's programme will fast-track your ideas, your career, new business or transformational project.

What this course enabled me to do is re-imagine what my future can look like - channeling my creative skills into solving complex environmental issues with emerging disruptive technology. It has enabled me to launch my business - Circularity.

Louise Nash, Master's student

Not your typical Master's

Challenge your old thinking

Shed old perceptions and reframe your thinking. Adopt a growth mindset and recognise the opportunities of disruption.

Collaborate with like-minds

Learn to fail fast in a safe environment. Work with diverse but like-minded individuals to build robust ideas, at speed.

Connect with the best in the business

Engage with the bleeding edge of expertise in new technologies and business models, disruption, design thinking, and more.

Expert mentoring and advice

From day one, team up with a dedicated advisor and gain access to our global network. Receive ongoing feedback and support.

Industry-led, real world learning

Exposure to the most current thinking and practice from industry experts who come to inspire, engage and challenge.

Consider the wider impact

Explore global, social and economic impacts of technology and a digital world.

Flexible to fit your lifestyle

Start a venture from scratch. Scale an existing one. Re-define your career. Implement a project. Grow within your organisation. Whatever your goal, this programme can flex to fit you.

Discussion-based and hands-on

There are no exams, or lectures. Assessments are based on milestones specific to your project, set by you and guided by business or project plans and market research.

A globally recognised Master’s

The programme is NZQA accredited, Level 9, 180 credits.
Not just a piece of paper, this degree is a vehicle for making great, technology-enabled things happen.

Make Tech Futures Lab your next move

Our story

Education Futurist and Founder Frances Valintine explains the story behind Tech Futures Lab and how we're helping NZ prepare for the future.

The future rewards the curious

Sometimes the best place to start is with a coffee and a chat.

Don't take our
word for it

Many have gone on to create impactful new businesses. Some have created communities of change.

Entry requirements

Enrolling Now

Each Master's intake is limited to 30 candidates, accepted in order of application.

No qualifications? No worries.

We value industry and real-world experience as highly as an academic record. No specific technical ability is required but candidates must demonstrate drive and a willingness to learn.​

Eligibility for admission

  • Senior organisational or management experience; and/or

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher, or Level 7 Graduate Diploma

  • Evidence of relevant professional and/or technical experience to demonstrate an ability and potential to succeed


Scholarships & student loans

Are available - learn more.


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+64 (9) 522 2858

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Auckland 1023

New Zealand

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Tech Futures Lab is an education facility of The Mind Lab, a NZQA registered Tertiary Education Organisation under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. 

Candidates at Tech Futures Lab are enrolled with The Mind Lab which is approved by NZQA to award this qualification.