My Dunedin Itinerary

Techweek Dunedin 2019

Focusing on innovation that’s good for the world, this week-long tech showcase will feature over 40 local events for all ages. New ideas, imagination, discovery and collaboration will be the defining features of Techweek Dunedin, which runs from Monday 20 May until Sunday 26 May, as part of the national Techweek19 programme. Below is a collection of highlight events but there are many more, see: for a full list of Dunedin events.

Medtech – Good for the world?

On Monday 20 May, 6-8pm, a panel of highly respected health sector professionals will discuss the pros and cons of medical innovation as part of Techweek Dunedin. Within the context of an accelerating global Medtech industry, we need to consider the good, the bad and the ugly concerning the impact of new technologies on society. Head to the University of Otago, Castle 1 for this panel discussion of researchers and leading industry thinkers as they contemplate the historical, ethical, societal and local questions presented by current and emerging medical technologies.


This event is a must for anyone in the startup business community. Ryan Baker, CEO of Timely, will share lessons he learnt during his journey from start-up to commercialisation. The interview with Ryan will be followed by ‘elevation pitches’ from different start-ups looking for real-time feedback on their ideas and presentations. Check it out for free at 5.30-8.30pm, Tuesday 21 May, Otago University Business School, OBC Foyer, Union St East.

Every now and then I need to tow a boat - Everyday questions about EV's in NZ

On Wednesday 22 May, you have two opportunities to find out answers to everyday questions about electric vehicles in New Zealand: 1-3 pm at Otago Museum, and 5-8pm at the Dunedin Public Library.

Dunedin TEXpo 2019

From 11am-3pm on Saturday 25 May, you can see and experience Dunedin’s most innovative tech products, research and industries. This free showcase of innovative tech research, products and industries in our great city will occur on two sites, the Union St East University of Otago Business School, and at the Otago Polytechnic Hub. Get your hands on the interactive bits in business exhibits and demonstrations, emerging technologies and hi-tech innovations produced by staff and students at each institution. Robots, virtual reality, drones and more.

Virtual Eye Cricket Graphics

Ever wanted to see television sports graphics made? Bowl a cricket ball and the team from Animation Research will create live graphics.

BrewTech: The Past, Present & Future within the iconic Speights Brewery

Truly tasty tech. A unique and exclusive look behind the scenes at the cutting edge technology used at the iconic Speights Brewery followed by a three-course meal with beer match.

Drones for Beginners

Learn everything you might possibly want to know about these clever little flying machines with local drone expert, Neill Glover.

Drone Use: From Business to Critical Missions

Learn about the valuable uses drones may have for your business with local drone expert, Neill Glover.