2018 Smart Cities   Christchurch 
 Innovation Expo 

Monday May 21 2018

Visit anytime between 10am - 4pm

Novotel Hotel, Cathedral Square Christchurch

Free entry

Save the Date 05/21/2018 10:00 AM 05/21/2018 04:00 PM New Zealand/Auckland 2018 Smart Cities Christchurch Innovation Expo The Innovation Expo is run by the Christchurch City Council's Smart Cities programme. The programme brings technology, data, fresh approaches, and people together in clever, interesting ways. Novotel Hotel Christchurch, Cathedral Square
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About the Innovation Expo

Christchurch City Council's Smart Cities programme is hosting the 2018 Smart Cities Innovation Expo with a full day of interactive exhibits.

Be inspired by local and national innovators' cutting-edge ideas and approaches to problem-solving. From cycling sentiment and locally designed sensors, to urban augmented reality and autonomous vehicles - see how we are capitalising on the latest technology to improve people's urban experiences.

Last year's Innovation Expo was a great success, and this year we are making it even bigger and better. Check out some of our projects that featured in our 2017 Innovation Expo:


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Show us Your Smarts

Applications to exhibit at this year's Innovation Expo are open now.

Do you have an; innovative solution, a unique idea for using or displaying data, or a creative approach to a persistent problem?

We are showcasing solutions that combine data, technology, and new approaches to make Christchurch a better place to live

Your exhibit can be anything from a bright idea to a prototype or a commercially available product

We welcome applications from individuals, community groups, non-profits, public organisations, and businesses

We are looking for solutions that are:
  • Visually engaging
  • Interactive
  • Innovative
Above all, we are searching for ideas that have that wow factor!
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Things you should know

There is no fee for exhibitors, admission is free and open to the general public

The Innovation Expo is a featured event at TechWeek 2018

Smart Cities Christchurch will be inviting the business sector, technology companies, local innovators, tertiary institutions and central and local government

We will supply the power and WiFi, but you need to bring your own devices, screens, projectors, and time machines-whatever you need to make your exhibit engaging and interactive for attendees

Be prepared to be busy! You will need at least two people to attend, so you can keep up with a constant flow of visitors

Applications close on April 5 2018, and the outcome will be communicated on April 13 2018

For more information please contact Hitesh at