This award celebrates the supreme entry which demonstrates overall excellence in all core areas of research commercialisation.
This award recognises an upcoming entrepreneurial researcher who is making outstanding contributions to business innovation or is creating innovative businesses in New Zealand through technology licencing, start-up creation or by providing expertise to support business innovation.
Dr Daniel Holland, University of Canterbury. Mathematics Plus Measurements Equals Economic Benefit
Dr Carla Meledandri - University of Otago, The MacDiarmid Institute, Harnessing silver nanoparticles to treat and prevent dental disease
This award recognises an entrepreneurial researcher who has made outstanding contributions to business innovation or has created innovative businesses in New Zealand through technology licencing, start-up creation or by providing expertise to support business innovation.
Associate Professor Cather Simpson - University of Auckland, From Sensors to Sperm Sorting - Lighting up NZ’s Economy with Lasers
Dr Robert Hill - - Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University. Helping key industries to save millions - boosting plant growth and keeping disease under wraps
This award recognises the deeply embedded working relationship between a research organisation and business that delivers significant commercial value for New Zealand.
The commercial award celebrates excellence in research commercialisation delivering outstanding innovation performance and the potential for generating significant economic impact for New Zealand.