Powerco Future Tech

Sat 19 May 9am — 10pm

Devon Hotel, Devon Street West, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Powerco Future Tech: The Future of Energy and Tech: VR, brain-computer interface, fly a drone, ride segways, program a robot and network.
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Powerco Future Tech combines inspirational and informative speakers across two evenings with opportunities for attendees to  experience virtual reality, fly drones, see 3D printing in action, ride Segways, program a robot and watch how the brain interfaces with computers. 

You will learn how technology will change lives, employment and how your industry works in the future.  You will also get the chance to hear about our energy future and how our lives are entering into the fourth period of existence so get in quick and purchase your ticket to this exciting event. 

Each ticket sold for this event sponsors a year 12 and 13 student from local high schools to attend one of the evenings. Funds raised from ticket sales also goes directly towards Education Scholarships for students here in Taranaki who face financial hardship.

To find out more detail about the presentations schedule and the speakers, click here

  • 3D Printing
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Robots
  • Virtual Reality


We are entering the fourth age of humanity, where technology is embedding in our lives, changing our behaviors and evolving us into digital humans.
Going beyond the buzzwords to explore the design and communication issues that arise from the coming wave of virtual, mixed, and augmented reality technologies
Nakibots is a taranaki-based VEX IQ robotics team. We also use the STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Last year we went to the World Championships, and did very well.
Use the power of your mind to control machines - is your brain the computer of the future?
Converging Technologies: reshaping asset management, business operations and what customers want in the electricity sector
Hear Nick talk about Narrowband and its applications and benefits to the rural sector. His talk is on the influx of internet connected products that are estimated to bring $3.3 billion to New Zealand's economy over the next ten years
Hear Oswald and Sophie talk about how drones are being used to protect our environment by detecting gas emissions and other interesting and exciting possibilities for this tech in the future
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