World famous from the Bay of Plenty ‘Little Inventors’ is back and better than ever!
What does it take to be a successful Kiwi tech entrepreneur in Asia? Hear from three leading Kiwi entrepreneurs about their experience expanding into Asia.
What is the future of R&D in NZ? Hear from the experts – everything you need to know to make sure you don’t miss out.
Be challenged, inspired and energised to stand your ground when others give up, and make the changes you want to see in the world.
Build your capability and be led by a group of expert coaches, to learn and apply design-thinking to benefit your world. Fast, furious and fun!
See teams from four top national and international universities battle it out, as they pitch their solutions to current challenges Tauranga is facing.
Forces for change are driving companies to redesign how they innovate in the 21st century. Hear insights from international and national leaders managing and maximising these forces for change.
54 hours with like-minds and mentors. Take action and embrace the movement of sustainable development.
Cheer on teams of change makers as they present their social impact concepts to a panel of judges after 54 hours of blood, sweat and tears.
Join us in this interactive session where imagination, creativity, and hands-on
play take centre stage!
Learn about the ins and outs of Jess Johnson and Simon Ward’s virtual reality exhibition, Terminus, during your lunch break.
Experience a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols. Don’t miss this never seen in NZ, virtual reality exhibition.
Get breakfast with two global innovators. War stories of innovation and creativity in the trenches and the good that came of it.
Groundswell marks the launch of Creative Bay Of Plenty’s Creative Views. A pilot project which will see vacant CBD windows transformed by our region’s creative community.
Check out and test drive local innovations in the flesh.
Let your hair down as we celebrate the good, the bad and the awesome of Groundswell 2019! All welcome!
Hands-on workshops for finalists, facilitated by Erik Hay, YiA judge and Creative Director, Weta Workshop.
After a steep two-week long learning curve, join the DTX teams as they reveal their journey, insights, iterations and learnings.
False Forgeries: Two loves I have, of comfort and despair. An immersive culinary dining experience by Australia’s most outrageously creative ensembles.
An opportunity for teachers from Western Bay of Plenty secondary schools to hear from Erik Hay, Creative Director, Weta Workshop, on the power of creativity.
Up-level and grow alongside a hand-selected group of high-performers and create connections that will last a lifetime.
A three part challenge for 12 national and international university teams.
Hear insights and get face-to-face with international and national leaders shaping the current and future business landscape.
Hear from impactful entrepreneurs, tackling tough issues and discover the core impact framework for delivering social innovation.
To be truly innovative you need a place to experiment, to play, to build things and break things. Welcome to The Sandbox.
How do you advance human potential is performance sport? Join us as we explore the convergence of food nutrition, equipment design and athletic endeavour, with distinct perspectives from leading professionals in the world of sports innovation.
Join us as we celebrate the launch of the region’s Māori STEAM Strategy.
We’re rolling out the yellow carpet to celebrate our YiA finalists and reveal the