Creative Northland has been supporting Techweek over the last 4 years to showcase Te Tai Tokerau talent from across the region to the rest of New Zealand.
This is a nationally celebrated event which also coincides with the national youth week.
“In 2012, technology industry association NZTech began a Tech Innovation Week to coincide with the Hi-Tech Awards, to build enthusiasm around new technologies being developed in New Zealand. In 2018, the festival continued to build momentum with 540 events running across the country. 2021 will be the fifth iteration of the nationwide festival.
The intention behind Techweek is simple. New Zealand’s technology and innovation sectors are growing rapidly, and Techweek fosters that growth by providing the national ecosystem with a week-long opportunity for connection and cross-pollination, using an independent platform to amplify New Zealand’s unique and inspiring innovation stories to the world.
In the years to come, Techweek’s vision is for New Zealand to be globally recognised as a beautiful country where world-leading solutions are born. It’s not just about showcasing leading edge technology, but amplifying brilliant ideas that are solving the biggest global challenges – innovation that’s good for the world.
2021 Techweek Events
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Techweek events now fall under 3 categories: Physical, Virtual and Hybrid. Creative Northland supported 5 events this year, most of them being Virtual events, to capture audiences throughout New Zealand.
2020 Techweek Events
Dates for the 2020 Techweek were moved to 27 July 2020 – 2 August 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and only involved digital events.
“Moving Techweek20 to late July gave Techweek the opportunity to be a channel and platform for positive regrowth, economic stimulation and connections during the COVID-19 recovery phase.” (techweek.co.nz, 2020)
2019 Techweek Events
In 2019, we continued to support Techweek by sponsoring local businesses and individuals to host inspiring or capability building events. These were:
2018 Techweek Events
In 2018, Creative Northland supported a number of events for techweek in Northland, specifically in Whangarei. These events included: