Applying for Emerging Innovator Programme

Nomination & Awarding Process

Emerging Innovators are nominated by their respective Tech Transfer Office or Commercial Group.

Nominations are assessed by the Investment Committee at designated meetings – applicants deliver a 10-minute pitch, followed by committee Q&A, then deliberation.

Awarding decisions are made on the day of the Investment Committee.

Nominations can be submitted up to three times a year.

Upcoming nomination deadlines for 2018 are as follows:

  • 27 April 2018 (assessed by the Investment Committee on 9 May in Christchurch)
  • 7 September 2018 (assessed by the Investment Committee on 19 September in Nelson)

For more information on eligibility and evaluation criteria, please contact Seumas McCroskery