BNZ Supreme Award

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

Winner BNZ Supreme Award

Dr Andrew Kralicek – Plant & Food Research. Insect Receptor Sensors: Harnessing insects’ amazing powers of smell to revolutionize commercial sensing

Norman F. B. Barry Foundation Breakthrough 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

Dr Vlatko Materic – Hot Lime Labs. ‘Hot Lime’ to help feed the world - increasing greenhouse crop yields with sustainable CO2

Finalist

Dr Deborah Crittenden, University of Canterbury. Infinitely rechargeable batteries; real-time nitrate sensors.

Finalist

Dr Andrew Kralicek – Plant & Food Research. Insect Receptor Sensors: Harnessing insects’ amazing powers of smell to revolutionize commercial sensing

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

Associate Professor Taehyun Rhee (TJ), Victoria University of Wellington. Taking New Zealand’s virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology to the world.

Finalist

Dr Philip Elmer – Plant & Food Research. Biological Control Tools: Reducing pesticides and sustainable strategies for plant disease control

Finalist

Professor David Williams - University of Auckland and MacDiarmid Institute. Air Quality Measurement for Everyone: Sensors, systems and networks

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

AUT and the NZ SKA Alliance. Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Telescope - Exploring the Universe with the world's largest radio telescope

Finalist

Victoria University’s Multi-party Chinese Partnership - Revolutionising high speed train travel

Finalist

StretchSense and Auckland UniServices Partnership. Partnering for commercial success - Smart sensor data empowering your next move

PwC Commercial Impact 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

Plant & Food Research - Amarasate® Extract – 100% plant-based, world-first weight management extract

Finalist

Callaghan Innovation - Transforming New Zealand’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Sector

Finalist

University of Waikato and WaikatoLink: MRI-Safe human-implantable electrodes – licensing deal with Saluda

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