Toi Ohomai's New Innovation Centre Fosters Creativity and Collaboration

Monday 25 March 2019, 10:32AM

By Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology


Toi Ohomai's New Innovation Centre
Toi Ohomai's New Innovation Centre Credit: Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology


One look at the new innovation centre at our Windermere Campus is testament to the fact that IT is fun, exciting and creative. 


After the recent move of our business, law and IT faculties from Bongard Centre in Tauranga to Windermere Campus, we used the opportunity to create a new space where IT and computing students can work, learn, play and collaborate with each other.  


Paul Morris, Group Manager of Information Technology said the innovation centre will become the focal point of Toi Ohomai’s IT and computing courses and is part of a the faculty’s efforts to foster innovation and creativity in the industry, especially in the gaming space. 


"As an institute of technology, we want to give our students the platform to experiment with and learn about the latest technologies and innovations in the industry – and the best way they can do that is by actually interacting with it and working with it as part of their courses,” says Paul. 


"We’ve already set up the foundations for what will be a dynamic environment that brings our students together by encouraging collaboration and making it a fun experience as well.”


The Innovation Centre is already equipped with state-of-the-art programming computers and classroom facilities, will include a dedicated virtual reality space and will be used to run gaming events as part of the Institute’s new games development and design courses.