Fostering Innovation

Centres of Innovation

PlantTech Regional Research Institute

PlantTech Regional Research Institute

Priority One and the University of Waikato partnered with a consortium of eight local businesses to secure $8.4m in investment from the ...
WNT Ventures

WNT Ventures

WNT Ventures is an incubator that invests into IP-rich technologies developed within New Zealand universities, Crown Research Institutes ...
Design Thinking BOP

Design Thinking BOP

‘Design thinking’ is a process that's transforming how leaders are creatively solving business challenges.  ...
Enterprise Angels

Enterprise Angels

Priority One is a strategic partner, funder, and has board representation on the Tauranga branch of Enterprise Angels – a ...

Summer Student Programmes

Project Ignite

Project Ignite

Top students from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology and University of Waikato spend each summer in Priority One’s Ignition coworking ...
Summer Innovation Lab

Summer Innovation Lab

The Summer Innovation Lab gets students working on projects that apply science, design thinking and business disciplines together, to ...
Bay of Plenty Clinical School Summer Programme

Bay of Plenty Clinical School Summer Programme

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board Clinical School Summer Programme provides an opportunity for Auckland and Otago University medical ...

Groundswell Festival of Innovation

Groundswell Festival of Innovation

Groundswell Festival of Innovation

Priority One leads the annual Groundswell festival of innovation, which creates a week-long series of events to showcase how people and ...
YiA Innovation Forum

YiA Innovation Forum

Each year Priority One’s Instep programme partners with local innovative businesses to host an innovation forum in conjunction with ...
Young Innovator Awards

Young Innovator Awards

The annual ‘Young Innovator Awards’ have been designed to create tomorrow’s innovators through the application of ...
Startup Weekend Tauranga

Startup Weekend Tauranga

Startup Weekend Tauranga is a 54-hour event for budding technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  Participants collaborate and ...

Growth of Industry Aligned Research

Coastal Marine Field Station

Coastal Marine Field Station

The Coastal Marine Field Station was established by the University of Waikato in Tauranga in 2011 with support from Priority One, Bay of ...
Bay of Plenty Clinical School

Bay of Plenty Clinical School

The Bay of Plenty Clinical School was established by the District Health Board in 2007 and is a crucial element in attracting high quality ...

Ignition Coworking Space

Ignition Coworking Space

Ignition Coworking Space

In 2012 Priority One established the Ignition coworking space in Rydal House in Tauranga’s city centre to foster innovation and ...