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 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 'Deep Dive' events were just getting started...

Surviving The Future

Most NZ businesses are familiar with innovation practices focussed around delivering better value for existing customers. Where they struggle is in exploring and introducing new ways to accelerate growth exponentially while securing a more sustainable future. 

This sold out 4 hour event at the Chamber of Commerce addressed this significant challenge facing businesses today by introducing practical tools to help them identify and deliver NEW value.

Beca Career Day

Beca’s careers day, organised in partnership with Priority One’s Instep Programme, allowed selected Year 12 & 13 students from across the Western Bay of Plenty 10 to explore a day in the life of an engineer, planner, architect and project manager at Beca's Tauranga office. 

Sports Performance Innovation Forum

A legendary panel featuring 4 distinct perspectives walked their viewers through the 'Head to Toe' of sports performance innovation. The expert panel included a physiotherapist-turned-business manager at a Dunedin tech start-up; a former cricketer; a nutritional scientist and exercise physiologist; and a Nike innovation developer. Over the course of the morning, the four speakers discussed their area of expertise.
 

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