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Engineering energy in the Bay of Plenty

Engineering students from Auckland and Christchurch have spent the weekend with the Kaitiakitanga Energy Project team and the wider hapu in the Bay of Plenty – finding out more about the community and environment that they will be designing community-owned energy solutions for as their entries for the 2013 Odyssey Design Challenge. Hikurangi has partnered … Continue Reading →

Social Lean Canvas in action

This week, we put the social lean canvas to the test! Hikurangi brought together participants from NZ Post Group and our Compass Network to work through a practical exercise of applying the social lean canvas model to one of our ventures, Bikes in Schools, to help social entreprenuer, Paul McArdle, develop his plans for scaling … Continue Reading →

Hikurangi signs an MOU with Kaitiakitanga and Engineers without Borders

We’ve signed an MOU with two new partners – the Kaitiakitangi energy project team and Engineers without Borders. We’re working together to support Te Whanau-a-Apanui to develop their own renewable energy project in the Bay of Plenty. As part of the project, the three partners are working together to host this year’s Odyssey Design Challenge, … Continue Reading →

Hikurangi acknowledges the New Zealand Centre for Social Innovation

The NZ Centre for Social Innovation closed last week due to a lack of funds. NZCSI were an Auckland-based organisation that facilitated the early introduction of new thinking and international expertise on social innovation process, policy, and models. They imported and piloted the School for Social Entrepreneurs programme and consistently sought to bring about greater … Continue Reading →

Introducing the Social Lean Canvas

The Social Lean Canvas is a tool designed to help social entrepreneurs understand and build great business models. We’ve been working with Rowan Yeoman and Dave Moskovitz to adapt the lean canvas model – a tool used to help companies understand and innovate their business models – into a version that will enable a start-up … Continue Reading →

Blueskin installs their 30m wind tower

Thanks to a lot of hard work from the Blueskin team and community and a financial injection from 101 pledgers, the Blueskin Energy project is a step closer with the installation of the 30m wind tower. The wind tower will enable the team to capture data that will confirm the potential energy generation at their … Continue Reading →