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 Geoff Rodgers – University of Canterbury. Seismic damping solutions for buildings and joint implant diagnostics
Dr Sadakat (Saad) Hussain – Scion Research. Growing New Zealand’s forest-based bioeconomy with packaging innovations
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.
Professor Richard Furneaux - Victoria University of Wellington. Carbohydrate chemistry delivers sweet success to NZ
Also Winner of the BNZ Supreme Award
Professor Steve Henry – Auckland University of Technology & Kode Biotech. Bioactive paint: Kode™ Technology
This award recognises the deeply embedded working relationship between a research organisation and business that delivers significant commercial value for New Zealand.
University Of Auckland, Orion Health and Waitemata District Health Board: Precision Driven Health. Empowering data-driven healthcare solutions through a public-private research partnership
Defence Technology Agency and MetOcean Solutions. SurfZoneView - A Software Safety Tool For Beach Landings
The commercial award celebrates excellence in research commercialisation delivering outstanding innovation performance and the potential for generating significant economic impact for New Zealand.
University of Auckland and Uniservices: Soul Machines: Humanizing the interface between man and machines
VicLink: Licensing Medical Drug Compounds from Victoria University to Biocryst. A New Zealand – US alliance generating commercial profits