28 November 2013: Massey University is keen to get manufacturers’ feedback on their new engineering course to check that it is meeting employers’ needs and turning out graduates ready to meet the market. Read more >>
28 November 2013: NZ Venture Investment Fund performance over last decade. How are the emerging companies fairing? Originally aired on RNZ Nine To Noon, Thursday 28 November 2013. Listen >>
14 November 2013: Dr Richard Furneaux has won the Science and Technology category of the 2013 Wellys. Hutt City Council is proud sponsors of the category as part of its Technology Valley campaign. Read more >>
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What New Zealand needs from tertiary education
The Government’s focus on how the tertiary education system operates has noted that New Zealand must meet the needs of a growing economy, and require the future tertiary education system to be more outward-facing and engaged. The draft Tertiary Education Strategy says this means having strong links to industry, community, and the global economy. Now they’d like your feedback on the draft strategy here.
Why is Technology Valley what it is?
Let’s get real about the Wellington region’s economy. By every measure it’s been heading south for at least 20 years. That’s despite any number of “official” attempts to resuscitate it. The Technology Valley approach is different, because when something’s not working... we need to do things differently, right? Continued below...
Firstly, this is an industry led initiative – for the community and by the community. Secondly, we don’t want to own or control anything, except a strong vision for a better way, and we'll work with anyone who shares that vision. And thirdly, it must be free to take risks in an action / learning environment and allow mistakes which can lead to transformational change. In other words, we are free to stop adding to the raft of expensive reports, small tactical projects, hierarchical and siloed thinking of the past.
So let’s just use the reports, instead of sticking them in a drawer. Let’s use the great attributes already here, to work together and develop some useful disciplines, but let’s not go back to old thinking which hasn’t worked for too long.
Take a look at the Technology Valley Purpose and Mission Statement and 2 minutes to view Malcolm Gladwell on a related topic, above right.
Welcome to a new mission for active community involvement
Unlike all other conventional community websites, this site doesn’t create very much of its own content. Most of it will come automatically from other websites within the Technology Valley community. That’s right, as websites are added to the community they can publish content, not only into their own websites, but selectively and instantly into each other’s. All of that content can end up right here as well, at Technology Valley Online.
So bear with us. Right now there are only a hand-full of contributing websites, and there’s only a small amount of content to be seen. But as websites are added, so the content will come. Keep reading >>
The Clean Technology Centre is looking for businesses to be part of the revolution? They’re looking for early stage clean technology businesses to join the Clean Technology Centre at the Clean Technology Park in Otaki, one hour north of Wellington. Keep reading.
Join us in Technology Valley
|Hutt News reports on the launch of Technology Valley Online. Keep reading|
Started in the Hutt Valley, Technology Valley is a Wellington (New Zealand) regional initiative – see our purpose and mission statement.
You might wish to contact a member of the Technology Valley Working Group to get yourself a website or participate in the activity, right here.
Or you can join in our meetings series by joining our Meetup page – see more here.
Or you might wish to have your say or give us your feedback here.
This Technology Valley website, together with a handful of supporting websites, is the first of a number of online communities to be launched on FRESCO’s Flightdec Communities platform.
Technology Valley Online will progressively create an internet community. Keep reading >>