Festival Description

Groundswell, Tauranga's inaugural Festival of Innovation, has been created to power the movement which is gathering pace and sparking collaborations, conversations and connections. From Monday 7- Sunday 13 August, locations across the city will come alive with a range of events to showcase how our businesses and people are leading the way through innovation.

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DAY 4: ANOTHER PUMPING DAY AT GROUNDSWELL

DAY 4: ANOTHER PUMPING DAY AT GROUNDSWELL

10 August 2017

Day 4 was a cracker and a huge day for Tauranga's young innovators. We started the day off with some incredibly inspiring speakers at the Young Innovator Awards Innovation Forum, then the Design the City Experiment team got straight to work with...

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DAY 3: THINGS ARE HEATING UP AT GROUNDSWELL

DAY 3: THINGS ARE HEATING UP AT GROUNDSWELL

9 August 2017

Day 3 of Groundswell was a BIG day! The day started - as is becoming the norm - with our committed Design The City team at 6.30am. As they were wrapping up for the day, several other 'Take a Swim' hands-on workshops and advanced...

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DAY 2 OF GROUNDSWELL

DAY 2 OF GROUNDSWELL

8 August 2017

Groundswell Day 2 and we've already made national news! Sinead O'Sullivan - NASA aerospace engineer - was interviewed on the AM show and she got stuck into it discussing climate change, rockets, #Groundswell17 and Tauranga's young...

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GROUNDSWELL FESTIVAL IS ON!

GROUNDSWELL FESTIVAL IS ON!

7 August 2017

Day One of Tauranga's inaugural Groundswell festival started out with a bang. The clouds parted, the sun was shining and innovation started to sweep across Tauranga! Let's look at some of the events from Day One. Design the City...

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WAITAX: THE INNOVATOR NEXT DOOR

WAITAX: THE INNOVATOR NEXT DOOR

17 July 2017

Innovation is being lauded around the globe, but you often need not look further than your own backyard. If you’re Māori or involved in the Māori economy and are looking for inspiration and new pathways ahead, come and meet the Innovators...

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2 'DEEP DIVE' EVENTS FOR ADVANCED INNOVATORS

2 'DEEP DIVE' EVENTS FOR ADVANCED INNOVATORS

11 July 2017

Are you an experienced innovator? These industry-specific 'Deep Dive' events are the perfect opportunity for innovation up-skilling. SPORTS PERFORMANCE INNOVATION FORUM Where: Adams High Performace Centre When: Wednesday 9...

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BE A PART OF THE DESIGN THE CITY EXPERIMENT

BE A PART OF THE DESIGN THE CITY EXPERIMENT

6 July 2017

Design The City Experiment 7 - 11 August, Tauranga City Council Innovation Lab The ‘Design the City Experiment’ provides an opportunity for participants to learn and practice their innovation skills in a real world environment, and...

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GROUNDSWELL FESTIVAL LAUNCH VIDEO

GROUNDSWELL FESTIVAL LAUNCH VIDEO

5 July 2017

Tauranga’s innovation community is thriving, led by diverse and dynamic individuals, groups and organisations who are passionate about seeing their city grow. From 7-13 August, innovation in Tauranga will take centrestage as the city...

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10% OFF YOUR YIA INNOVATION FORUM TICKETS

10% OFF YOUR YIA INNOVATION FORUM TICKETS

2 July 2017

What’s it like to design a cushion for Nike Air? Or work on the Mars space mission? Or create a children’s storybook about a pirate that can test if a child can see? Find out at this year’s YiA Innovation Forum, hosted by Priority One...

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HEAR FROM A NIKE INNOVATION DEVELOPER

HEAR FROM A NIKE INNOVATION DEVELOPER

21 June 2017

Originally from Tauranga, Wade Flanagan now works in the prestigious innovation kitchen at Nike. Wade is flying in from Portland, Oregan to get involved in his hometown’s innovation scene. You can hear Wade describe his journey from the Bay of...

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3 BEGINNER INNOVATION EVENTS NOT TO MISS

3 BEGINNER INNOVATION EVENTS NOT TO MISS

21 June 2017

The Groundswell Dip Your Toes events are a great introduction to innovation newcomers. While all the innovation events taking place across our city during Groundswell are exceptional, we understand it can be a bit daunting to know where to start. For...

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3 'TAKE A SWIM' GROUNDSWELL EVENTS

3 'TAKE A SWIM' GROUNDSWELL EVENTS

21 June 2017

Keen to experience innovation first-hand? Try one of our hands-on workshops and really take a splash into innovation. TAKE A SWIM EVENTS START-UP WEEKEND TAURANGA Where: Basestation, 148 Durham Street When: Friday 11 August –...

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INTRODUCING GROUNDSWELL

INTRODUCING GROUNDSWELL

8 June 2017

GROUNDSWELL: 1 – an increase in a particular opinion among a large section of the population. 2 – an extensive swell in the sea.  – Oxford Dictionary Starting Monday 7 August, innovation in Tauranga will take centre-stage as the...

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