Innovate

"The world of innovation is huge and growing. There is no bad idea and by putting your idea out there, you never know where it might lead and what doors could open for you in the future." - Ella Waterreus, YiA Student

"Innovation is more than economic growth – it’s about progress and change in everything we do. In a world where the only constant is change, innovation is a critical mindset. Tauranga’s exciting future will be built on a wave of innovation - innovation in our schools, businesses and communities. " - Jono Jones, Chief Product and Innovation Officer, Blue Lab

Innovation Spaces

Summer Open Lab

Summer Open Lab is a 10 week programme of workshops about innovation for students doing summer projects with companies in the region.  Priority One hosts and sponsors Summer Open Lab.

Summer Open Lab

 

Priority One has partnered with the University of Waikato to develop new opportunities for professional development in Tauranga and the Western Bay.  These are unique in New Zealand, having been designed for and with industry, including Design Thinking and Artificial Intelligence.

Priority One supports and coordinates Design Thinking and Innovation BOP, which meets every month to share ideas, expertise and experience.  We welcome anyone and everyone who is interested in innovation, design thinking, user insight, social initiatives, business design and anything in between.

 

Priority One has partnered with the University of Waikato to develop new opportunities for professional development in Tauranga and the Western Bay.  These are unique in New Zealand, having been designed for and with industry, including Design Thinking and Artificial Intelligence.

Innovation Projects

Priority One is a long-term supporter of the Coastal Marine Field Station. This facility is delivering major new science capability in the region, focusing on economic, environmental and cultural opportunities relating to our harbour, coast and ocean waters.

Leveraging our regional strengths in horticulture, Priority One worked with the University of Waikato and a consortium of eight local businesses to establish the PlantTech Research Institute in Tauranga.  This is a unique initiative, at the interface of science and industry, focussed on bring cutting Artificial Intelligence research to horticulture and premium plant-based value chains.

Innovation Spaces Coming Soon