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The Sandbox - Design Accelerator


Sports innovation accelerator

Open minds and open spaces let creativity flourish. To be truly innovative you need a place to experiment, to play, to build things and break things. Welcome to The Sandbox.

Sandbox is The Bay of Plenty's new accelerator pilot being run this year in The Mount. Imagine rapid acceleration of creative new ideas at the beach. Our design team recognised the immense potential to set up an open source creative hub right in the middle of one of New Zealand's fastest growing and energetic places, channeling the beautiful environment and the wider network of creative talent that flows plenty through Aotearoa and the Bay. Here you can access culture, the bounty of super food, and experience a lifestyle playground for new discoveries, new perspectives and rapid maker-acceleration of new future ideas.

This year the Sandbox forms an extension of the SPI-2019 Forum within Groundswell, bringing a focus on active sport innovation. An epic cross-function team is being assembled to challenge solving some of the barriers that hold back human potential in sport and general active wellbeing - and our incredible SPI speakers with all their experience will join the team.

So, how might we advance human potential through innovation? Stay tuned, more will follow.


Earlier Event: September 5
Sports Performance Innovation Forum