BNZ Supreme Award

This award celebrates the supreme entry which demonstrates overall excellence in all core areas of research commercialisation.

Winner BNZ Supreme Award

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Professor Richard Furneaux - Victoria University of Wellington. Carbohydrate chemistry delivers sweet success to NZ

Also Winner of the Baldwins Researcher Entrepreneur Award

Norman F. B. Barry Foundation Emerging Innovator Award

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.

Winner

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Dr Geoff Rodgers – University of Canterbury. Seismic damping solutions for buildings and joint implant diagnostics

Finalist

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Dr Sadakat (Saad) Hussain – Scion Research. Growing New Zealand’s forest-based bioeconomy with packaging innovations

Finalist

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Dr Daniel Xu – Spark 64 & University of Auckland. UVLens® Personal UV management and skin cancer prevention tool

Baldwins Researcher Entrepreneur Award

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.

Winner

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Professor Richard Furneaux - Victoria University of Wellington. Carbohydrate chemistry delivers sweet success to NZ

Also Winner of the BNZ Supreme Award

Finalist

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Professor Steve Henry – Auckland University of Technology & Kode Biotech. Bioactive paint: Kode™ Technology

Finalist

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Dr Mark Sagar - University of Auckland and Soul Machines. Emotionally intelligent avatars: Humanizing the interface between man and machine

MinterEllisonRuddWatts Research & Business Partnership Award

This award recognises the deeply embedded working relationship between a research organisation and business that delivers significant commercial value for New Zealand.

Winner

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University Of Auckland, Orion Health and Waitemata District Health Board: Precision Driven Health. Empowering data-driven healthcare solutions through a public-private research partnership

Finalist

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Defence Technology Agency and MetOcean Solutions. SurfZoneView - A Software Safety Tool For Beach Landings

Finalist

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Malaghan Institute and The Hunan Zhaotai Medical Group: Trialling Car-T Cell Therapies in New Zealand. Commercialising novel cancer therapies from China to take to the world

PwC Commercial Deal Award

The commercial award celebrates excellence in research commercialisation delivering outstanding innovation performance and the potential for generating significant economic impact for New Zealand.

Winner

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University of Auckland and Uniservices: Soul Machines: Humanizing the interface between man and machines

Finalist

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VicLink: Licensing Medical Drug Compounds from Victoria University to Biocryst. A New Zealand – US alliance generating commercial profits

Finalist

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ESR STRmix™: Unravelling DNA mixtures to solve crime

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Taking Scientific Discoveries to Market

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