Young Innovator Awards 2015: The Launch
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> Welcome presentation & acknowledgements> Programme overview> Your challenge > Videos> Launch of this years YIA theme> Questions & Answers> Photo opportunity
YIA is unique
To the Western Bay of Plenty
To develop a culture of innovation in the Western Bay of Plenty region through inspiring and encouraging young people to become true creative innovators.
Objectives of YIA
> Create a platform for dynamically engaging with students, teachers, young professionals and businesses.
> Consistently lift the bar in both quality and quantity of entries each year.
> Provide tools for teachers to effectively educate students in creativity and innovation.
> Deliver innovation events that actively connect YIA to the business community.
Innovation for our Region
> Driving innovation as a real career option from science, engineering, to design and creative industries.
> Linking with the key education providers, businesses, and investors in the region.
> Bringing innovation leaders to the region and learning from them.
> Celebrating success and talent in our region.
Thanks to all our supporters …
Secondary Schools – thank you
> Aquinas College> Bethlehem College> Katikati College> Mt Maunganui College> Otumoetai College> Papamoa College> Tauranga Boys' College> Tauranga Girls' College> Te Puke High School> Te Wharekura o Mauao
Tertiary Institutions – Thank You
> Te Wananga o Aotearoa> Bay Of Plenty Polytechnic> The University of Waikato
We achieved a lot in 2014
> Safe Surf ‘Ripstr’ Internship> Teachers Workshop at Newnham Park seeing
innovation in action> School presentations> More YIA integrated into the curriculum> The best awards ceremony yet> Another wonderful Innovation Forum.
Your challenge this morningThe dart challenge
Why the paper plane?
In celebration of one Richard William Pearse, a great Kiwi innovator who claimed to have flown and landed a plane in March 1903, some nine months before the Wright brothers!
Yeah we think he’s bit of a legend…
Time to get Creative
Paper Dart Competition:> Build & design> You can use paper clips, Blu-Tack, straws
and of course, a bit of creativity
Prizes:> 1 for Distance – In metres traversed> applause for Aerobatics – Fancy tricks
Keepin’ it real
Rather than introducing this year’s theme, we have a special guest waiting to talk to us via a live feed…
Famous figures of innovation are backing the awards and want you to join their elite
club of legends!
2015 Programme Overview
2015 – What’s new
> A new theme with more videos> Social Media Competitions> Comprehensive new site (Thanks Cucumber)> 15-30 second video entry> New judges & speakers
> YIA Launch –12th March> Submission Date – 3rd July> Judging – 9th July to 6th August> YIA Awards Evening – 6th August> YIA Innovation Forum – 7th August
We have some exciting judges and speakers this year.
Put the date in your calendar.
2015 – WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
> Great Prize Money • $1,000 for both Junior & Senior Students• $3,500 for Under 40• $5,000 Supreme winner overall• Internship (Locus and WOODS)• Peoples Choice Award
2015 – Call to Action
> Like YIA on Facebook> Get a poster for your office (Jill) > Inform your networks > Get people to register their entries through the
website> Invite people wearing yellow shirts to be part of a