About Techweek


Our Story

Techweek is a nationwide series of events, showcasing and celebrating New Zealand innovation.  We provide a platform for everyone to meet, share ideas and create connections to enhance our future world

The intention behind Techweek is simple. New Zealand’s technology and innovation sectors are growing rapidly, and Techweek fosters that growth by providing the national ecosystem with a week-long opportunity for connection and cross-pollination, using an independent platform to amplify New Zealand’s unique and inspiring innovation stories to the world.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Techweek2020 was postponed from May to 27 July to 2 August, and will be digitally led. This means that while Techweek2020 events may include a physical component, all events must include a way for people to attend virtually.

Our History

2012 - 2015 - Tech Innovation Week

Was created by NZTech and the Hi-Tech Trust to coincide with the Hi-Tech Awards, to build enthusiasm around new technologies being developed in New Zealand. 


2016 - TechweekAKL

NZTech and ATEED join forces to produce TechweekAKL - a festival of innovation ecosystem. 

  • 55 events across
  • Auckland only
  • Attended by 10,000 people



2017 - Techweek’17

Expanding to become a Nationwide initiative with a curated programme focused on ‘finding local answers to global questions’. 

  • 287 events 
  • 24 locations
  • Attended by more than 20,000 people 



2018 - Techweek18

Building momentum and focusing on ‘innovation that is good for the world’ and launching  TechweekTV. 

  • 540 events
  • 24 locations
  • Attended by more than 21,000 people



2019 - Techweek19

Sticking with the theme of ‘good for the world’. TW19 saw the growth of TechweekTV to daily live webcasts and the creation of the Techweek Schools Series. 

  • 562 events
  • 28 locations
  • Attended by more than 46,000 people



2020 - Techweek2020

Looking ahead to focus on ‘connecting our future’ by being recognised as the platform for everyone to meet, share ideas and create connections to enhance our future world. 

  • 308 online events
  • Attended by more than 20,428 people online