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Groundswell Festival of Innovation 2018 Tauranga 2018-08-15T04:29:26+00:00

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7 DAYS OF FRESH IDEAS AND INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

From 27 August to 2 September, Tauranga will come alive with a range of events, showcasing how our people and organisations are leading the way through innovation. Electric bikes, sustainable textiles, robotics, horticulture technology, and how to power an island. Engage with international leaders and experts from Tesla, Google, IBM, ANZ, Air New Zealand and more. From arts and culture, to science and technology, there’s something for everyone.

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YiA Innovation Forum: Screens, Machines and Virtual Reality Dreams

In this year’s future-focused YiA Innovation Forum we’ll hear about the latest in gaming, how robotics are changing farming, and how Google is revolutionising global education. While you enjoy your breakfast, you’ll be transported into the world of three fast-paced and innovative industries that are changing the way we eat, play and learn. Our three speakers, all leading figures in their fields, will share their experiences in paving the way for the future.

When: Thurs 30 Aug, 7am – 9:30am
Venue: Classic Flyers
Cost: From $46

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7 DAYS OF LOCAL INSPIRATION, FRESH IDEAS AND INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

Startup Weekend Tauranga
Startup Weekend Tauranga
When: Fri 31 Aug, 6pm – Sun 2 Sept, 8.30pm
Venue: Basestation
Cost: From $50

An epic weekend of innovation, inspiration and opportunity! Form your own team and with the help of experienced mentors, learn how to launch a business, in 54 hours. Startup Weekend-ers are part of a global network of over 45,000 Startup Weekend alumni. Every participant, organiser, facilitator, sponsor, mentor and judge is involved in sharing the mission to inspire, educate and empower individuals, teams and communities to solve problems and succeed together.

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RHUBARB Innovation Summit
RHUBARB Innovation Summit
When: Wed 29 Aug, 8.30am – 6pm
Venue: M Block, Windermere Campus, Toi Ohomai
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RHUBARB Innovation Summit is a one-day business and technology event for c-suite leaders and their teams. The inaugural summit is themed ‘Transformational Technologies’, and aims to challenge thinking, create curiosity and engage leaders in how to transform their business through digital technology. Expect to traverse from customer experience and supply chain management, to circular economy, security, IoT, AI, distributed ledgers and AR.

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The Social Innovation Opportunity For Tauranga
The Social Innovation Opportunity For Tauranga
When: Mon 27 Aug, 9:30am – 1:45pm
Venue: Venture Centre
Cost: $25

Unpack social innovation and its potential to transform our communities with experts. Hear from inspiring speakers using innovative approaches to tackle tough issues and deliver positive social change.

Get stuck in over lunch by learning how to get started building an idea to deliver social change or how you can support those on their journey.

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KEY SPEAKERS

Suan Yeo
Suan YeoGoogle Education Evangelist
As Head of Google Education for Australasia, find out how the brand is transforming the education space, one educator at a time.

See Suan at the 2018 YiA Innovation Forum: Screens, Machines and Virtual Reality Dreams

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Maru Nihoniho
Maru NihonihoManaging Director & Founder of Metia Interactive
Hear the journey, experience and challenges of successful Māori innovator, Maru Nihoniho.

See Maru at Ko Maui Hangarau!

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Cleve Schupp
Cleve Schupp TESLA Marketing Genius
Who hasn’t heard of TESLA? Hear from the brand’s Head of Marketing (Aus) and what makes one of the world’s most ingenious companies tick.

See Cleve at Race To The Future

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Liz Maguire
Liz Maguire ANZ's Digital Guru
As the bank’s Head of Digital Transformation, find out how Liz’s work touches over 5 million customers.

See Liz and the RHUBARB Innovation Summit

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DIP YOUR TOES OR DEEP DIVE IN TO TAURANGA’S INNOVATION COMMUNITY

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Just beginning to learn about innovation? These events will help you gain a greater understanding of the ‘i’ word.

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Keen to get more involved in the space? Improve your skills with one of our hands-on experiences.

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Are you an experienced innovator? Upskill at one of our industry-specific events.

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That’s a wrap on Groundswell 2017

August 15th, 2017|

Thank you to everyone who took part in Groundswell – Tauranga’s inaugural week-long festival of innovation. Groundswell ’17 was a huge success: [...]

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