Date: 06/05/2017 - 13/05/2017
Time: 12:00 am

Techweek’17 is being held from 6-13 May with events running in Christchurch and around New Zealand.

The theme for this years’ programme is, “finding local answers to global questions” with over 30 creative and technology-driven events in Christchurch.  These events showcase the best of Christchurch’s tech businesses, highlight the latest technological innovations and provide forums to learn and discuss how technology is impacting on people’s lives and the opportunities it creates for Christchurch and Canterbury.  With events for tech developers and marketeers to students and teachers; there is everything from virtual reality gaming, robotics and earthquake safety engineering to how people can live on Mars.  You can even check out some of the local co-working spaces.

As well as the Canterbury Tech Cluster monthly networking event other highlights in the Christchurch programme include:

  • EPIC True Stories: from idea to global innovation: hear how organisations including SLI Systems, CerebralFix and Brush Technology overcame the challenges of establishing business models, winning international clients and scaling their businesses beyond startups. (Tues 9 May 2pm to 4pm)
  • People making a difference: a showcase and lecture series highlighting University of Canterbury research. Topics include: Hunt for the Wilderpeople 2 – how swarms of drones can help in major disaster areas, the cutting edge of electric vehicle design, autonomous vehicles on New Zealand roads, spatial information mapping and species protection in Antarctica. (Wed 10 May, 5pm to 8pm)
  • Showcasing AgTech: a glimpse into how technology is creating quicker, more efficient and different ways to improve agriculture. (Wed 10 May, 9am to 3pm)
  • Mission to Mars: The Mission to Mars programme, which is supported by NASA and Fablab, brings to life NASA’s strategy for mankind to live on Mars. See how students in Yr 9 and 10 design, 3D print and build habitats to live on Mars. (Wed 10 May 9am to 4pm)
  • Trends in Exponential Tech – Biannual Update: an update from the Singularity University team  (Thursday 11 May, 5.30—7pm)
  • The Future of Food: a look at the global food ecosystem and how to shift our mindsets from organic farm-fresh ethically-sourced produce to bio or genetically-engineered food. (Friday 12 May, 7.30am to 9am)

Full programme. 

For more events and to register visit www.techweek.co.nz.  Make sure you tell your friends and colleagues.

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