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Posted by Louisa McKerrow (Admin) Oct 10, 2016 Posted in Blogs

The Gulf Innovation Fund Together (GIFT) is a new fund initiated by Foundation North to inspire and support innovation to improve the mauri of the Hauraki Gulf. 

They are looking to find and work with people who have an idea that they would like to test, develop or prototype that has the potential to significantly improve a key environmental issue facing the Hauraki Gulf.

Ideas that are a strong fit with the principles of GIFT:

  • Are innovative (the idea will apply a new approach to an existing problem or have the ability to accelerate impact)
  • Will specifically benefit the Hauraki Gulf
  • Address a key environmental issue facing the Hauraki Gulf (please refer to the State of our Gulf Report 2014)
  • Use a holistic paradigm

To help with your idea development there are great resources on the GIFT website.

October & November Workshops

They are running a number of workshop sessions where people can share their ideas, network and find out more about GIFT.

The workshops will be run as a collaborative process with opportunities for networking, feedback and support.

To register for a workshop: http://www.giftofthegulf.org.nz/labs/

Thursday 20th October.10am-2pm at Foundation North (50 Ponsonby Road, Auckland).

Focus: Education/Technology/Communication solutions that engage the community to resolve the environmental issues facing the Hauraki Gulf

From their recent workshops and through social media channels, the GIFT team has heard a lot of ideas about how to engage the community to resolve the complex environmental issues facing the Hauraki Gulf.

They are interested in connecting with people who have ideas and experience to affect change by engaging the community through environmental education, new technologies or media campaigns.

If you have a new idea or would like to work together to increase the impact of current programmes, the GIFT team would love to see you there.

Friday 11th November. 10am - 2pm at Foundation North (50 Ponsonby Road, Auckland).

Focus: General ‘Share your Idea’ session

This session is for anyone who has an innovative idea to improve the mauri of the Hauraki Gulf.

For more information on GIFT:

W: www.giftofthegulf.org.nz

F: Gulf Innovation Fund Together

T: @HaurakiGIFT

This post was edited on Oct 10, 2016 by Louisa McKerrow

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