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 27th August - 2nd September 2018, 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.




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 innovators.

Sinead is a judge for the Young Innovator Awards and will be speaking at 2 Groundswell events: The Young Innovators Innovation Forum (10 August) and the Business Women's Network Lunch: Rockets, Robots and Resilience (11 August).

Young Innovators Awards: Finalist Workshops

Groundswell Day 2 was a huge day for our young innovators! All of the shortlisted finalists for the YiA 2017 got to attend an awesome innovation-themed workshop. The junior and senior students got to meet Nike innovation developer, Wade Flanagan, and create their own sneakers. The intermediate students were lead by Sinead into a space mission. These workshops were a prize in and of themselves, but the finalists still have yet to discover who will be crowned the YiA winners at Thursday's Innovation Awards Ceremony.

Design the City Experiment Continues

The participants of the Design the City Experiment were showing no signs of slowing down on Day 2 of this exciting event. Day 2's theme: definition. See more on our Facebook page.

Blue2Green Marine Biotechnology Convetion

The highly anticipated Deep Dive event, Blue2Green, started on Tuesday, where sustainability and marine biotechnology for the environment was examined. This inaugural marine biotech conference has attracted eminent international scientists in the marine sector and aims to bring excellence in marine bioscience disciplines together to explore opportunity in enhancing sustainability of the environment (sea and land), as well as enhancing sustainable wealth creation from marine resources, old and new.

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