BNZ Supreme Award

This award celebrates the supreme entry which demonstrates overall excellence in all core areas of research commercialisation as voted by the Awards Judges. This award recognises research commercialisation excellence that demonstrates the impact that can be achieved through commercialised Kiwi science - the spirit of the KiwiNet Awards!

Winner BNZ Supreme Award

Distinguished Professor Dame Margaret Brimble

Pioneering drug discovery and development

Also Winner of the Baldwins Researcher Entrepreneur Award

Norman Barry Foundation Breakthrough Innovator 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

Dr Shalen Kumar, AuramerBio

Precision diagnostics made faster, cheaper, and mobile

Finalist

Dr Brendan Darby, Marama Labs

Visibility through the clouds – revolutionising analytical spectroscopy by enabling analysis of cloudy liquids

Finalist

Andrew Best and Andrea Bubendorfer - Callaghan Innovation

MicroMaker: a new 3D printing technology for high value miniaturisation

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

Distinguished Professor Dame Margaret Brimble

Pioneering drug discovery and development

Also Winner of the BNZ Supreme Award

Finalist

Professor Bruce MacDonald

Revolutionising horticulture and healthcare with cutting edge robotic technologies

Finalist

Dr Leonardo Negron

Bio-material research into innovative and unique products for the health sector

MinterEllisonRuddWatts Commercialisation Professional Award

This award recognises a commercialisation professional working within a New Zealand research organisation who has made an outstanding contribution to the commercialisation of publicly-funded research.

Winner

Will Charles

Supercharging the commercialisation activities of the University of Auckland

Finalist

Geoff Todd

Pioneering the way scientific research is commercialised in New Zealand

Finalist

Mark Cleaver

Leading teams to transform New Zealand’s great food and agritech research capability

PwC Commercial Impact Award

This 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 and Compac Sorting Equipment

World-leading fruit grading and sorting technologies

Finalist

Tectonus, from University of Auckland and AUT

Next generation earthquake protection

Finalist

Sanford, Cawthron and SPATnz

Transforming mussel aquaculture through hatchery technology and selective breeding

Momentum Student Entrepreneur Award

The award recognises highly motivated New Zealand university students who have made significant progress developing an idea that can change the world.

These students are making outstanding contributions to commercialisation and innovation or has created an innovative business in New Zealand through technology licensing, start-up creation or by providing expertise to support innovation.

Winner

Cynthia Hunefeld, Victoria University of Wellington

HerbScience: Back to the future

Finalist

Connor Talbot, University of Auckland

ProstheteX - personalised 3D printed socket designs for amputees

Finalist

Christopher Walker, University of Auckland

Electroclear – removing underwater biofouling for marinas, boaties and aqua farmers