Guest Post by Techweek Waikato

  • Waikato
  • From the Community

In just a few short days Waikato’s technology community will gather to showcase their latest innovations and discuss the role technology will play in the future.

Techweek’18 Waikato aims to foster growth, connection and collaboration in the regional and national technology and innovation sectors.

The Techweek'18 Waikato feature event is an Internet of Things (IoT) tour, which stops in Raglan, Paeroa and Gordonton (Zealong Tea Estate). Participants will gain insights from tech-led businesses using IoT into what the future could look like for the environment, health and wellbeing, primary industries, smart cities and tourism.

There is also a curated programme of festival events which will see 68 speakers present their thoughts and ideas over 21 events during the week. More than 30 exhibitors will be showcasing their innovations during Techweek’18 Waikato, allowing people to see, learn, touch and try emerging technology. 

Many of the events are free, and those interested in attending can find out more by downloading the free Techweek'18 Waikato app, which has more details about events and speakers.

Monday kicks off with the CultivateIT Emerging Technology Expo at Waikato Innovation Park in Ruakura, between 9am and 3pm.

Also on Monday, in the evening, is a Māori Tech Showcase at Wintec’s The Atrium in Hamilton, hosted in partnership with Waikato-Tainui and Waikato Innovation Park.

Many students across the region are also participating in Techweek’18 Waikato thanks to the Gallagher Young Innovators Challenge.

Information on the Techweek’18 Waikato programme can be found at http://techweek.wipltd.co.nz including links to download the Techweek Waikato App, which can connect users to the event and other attendees.

Twitter followers can use the following hashtags to keep updated with commentary and insights during Techweek: #twwaikato #twnz18.

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