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 Vlatko Materic – Hot Lime Labs. ‘Hot Lime’ to help feed the world - increasing greenhouse crop yields with sustainable CO2
Dr Deborah Crittenden, University of Canterbury. Infinitely rechargeable batteries; real-time nitrate sensors.
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 Taehyun Rhee (TJ), Victoria University of Wellington. Taking New Zealand’s virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology to the world.
Dr Philip Elmer – Plant & Food Research. Biological Control Tools: Reducing pesticides and sustainable strategies for plant disease control
This award recognises the deeply embedded working relationship between a research organisation and business that delivers significant commercial value for New Zealand.
AUT and the NZ SKA Alliance. Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Telescope - Exploring the Universe with the world's largest radio telescope
Victoria University’s Multi-party Chinese Partnership - Revolutionising high speed train travel
The commercial award celebrates excellence in research commercialisation delivering outstanding innovation performance and the potential for generating significant economic impact for New Zealand.
Plant & Food Research - Amarasate® Extract – 100% plant-based, world-first weight management extract