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Groundswell Festival of Innovation 2018 Tauranga 2018-07-10T22:08:26+00:00
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DIP YOUR TOES OR DEEP DIVE IN TO TAURANGA’S INNOVATION COMMUNITY

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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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.

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.
Simon Kennedy
Simon KennedyAir New Zealand's CIO
What does it mean to be innovative? Find out when Air New Zealand’s Chief Innovation Officer Simon Kennedy speaks at Groundswell Festival.
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.
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.
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7 DAYS OF LOCAL INSPIRATION, FRESH IDEAS AND INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

Design The City Experiment
Design The City Experiment
When: Mon 27 – Fri 31 Aug, 6:30am – 8:30am
Venue: Tauranga City
Cost: $100

What do Apple, Nike and Google have in common with Comvita, BlueLab and Trimax? Exactly what you can learn through the Design the City Experiment, design-thinking techniques.

Sign-up to be part of the Design the City Experiment team for 2018 and over the course of a week, learn to apply design-thinking to benefit Tauranga city. There are 30 spots available, please tell us why you would like to be part of this year’s experiment at the link below. Entries close 27th July with selections being made by 3rd August.

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YiA Innovation Forum: Screens, Machines and Virtual Reality Dreams
YiA Innovation Forum: Screens, Machines and Virtual Reality Dreams
When: Thu 30 Aug, 7am – 9:30am,
Venue: Classic Flyers
Cost: From $46

In this year’s future-focused YiA Innovation Forum we 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.

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RHUBARB Innovation Summit
RHUBARB Innovation Summit
When: Wed 29 Aug, 8.30am – 6pm
Venue: M Block, Windermere Campus, Toi Ohomai
Cost: From $80

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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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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