2020 Innovations Showcase

Innovations Showcase Information

Water New Zealand’s Stormwater Group are delighted to announce the annual Innovations Showcase being held in conjunction with the 2020 Stormwater Conference & Expo, 26 – 28 August 2020, in Tauranga.

The Stormwater committee invite applications to pitch your innovative process or idea to a wide audience of stormwater professionals at the conference Innovations Showcase session.  Your pitch will be no more than 5 minutes long, and a panel of judges and the audience will cast votes for the Overall Best Innovation.

The event is open to Suppliers, Research Companies, Academia, Industry, Businesses, Contractors, Consultancies and Individuals.


  • The entry must involve a technology, product, service, or process aimed at solving a problem related to stormwater challenges we in New Zealand face.
  • At least one presenter must be available to attend the Showcase, being held at the 2020 Stormwater Conference & Expo in Tauranga on 27 August 2020.
  • ·Entries/entrants must be prepared to provide documentation to validate any claims that are made concerning the intellectual property underlying their business plans, including any claims concerning the licensing of Third-Party IP.
  • If you have any questions about the submission process, would like to know more about the scoring/selection criteria or are having technical difficulties uploading your abstract please contact Amy Bandy on 04 473 8044 or waternz@avenues.co.nz
  • Please click here for the most updated speaker brief!



Submissions for the Innovation Showcase have now closed.