Dunedin Team

Chiasma Dunedin is the newest branch, established in late 2015. Here, we strive to continue on the traditional principles laid by the three students that founded Chiasma in 2004. Our aim is to inspire the science students of Dunedin by exposing them to innovative industries and their pioneers. Through Chiasma Dunedin, we hope to give passionate students an opportunity to create, innovate, and learn how to turn their ideas into reality. We are a team of four highly motivated individuals that want to play a role in enhancing the innovative culture of Dunedin.


Chief Executive OfficerShivam Kalhan
Chief Financial OfficerAhmad Musa
Chief Marketing OfficerManish Latchoumanane
Chief Events CoordinatorHeena Desai


Callaghan Innovation



From our sponsor:

Our goal is to accelerate commercialisation of innovation in New Zealand firms.

We create and deliver innovative products and services that enable businesses to invest more in research, science, engineering, technology and design, so that they can be more successful in the global market.

When we succeed, all New Zealanders will benefit from a stronger economy, higher value exports, more productive and sustainable resource use, more jobs and higher incomes.

Our focus is to deliver products and services that:

  1. Motivate industry and individuals to innovate through inspiring information, training, advice and funding
  2. Connect industry with innovation ideas, opportunities, partners, expertise and solutions
  3. Deliver project management resources and the expertise required for high priority innovation opportunities

Visit us at http://www.callaghaninnovation.govt.nz/