The NZ Hi-Tech Awards are branching out, with two new categories recognising the growing agritech sector and the contribution that companies based outside of New Zealand make to the local market.
Fittingly for a technology competition, entrants will also now be able to lodge their entries online.
NZ Hi-Tech Trust chair Wayne Norrie says the awards are gaining significance and support both locally and internationally.
“As a $20-billion-plus industry we are now a respected part of New Zealand’s mainstream economy and the continued growth of our high-tech businesses will only see its influence increase,” he says.
“The strength of the industry is a reflection of this year’s record investment by sponsors who continue to value the work of the Awards programme in not only recognising the industry’s success stories, but its encouragement and support of aspiring companies and individuals in the sector."
Entries close March 5, with the finalists announced on March 22 and the winner revealed at a gala dinner on May 11.
“Just by entering the Hi-Tech Awards you have a unique opportunity to get your business in front of some of the biggest global names in technology,” says Norrie, “and that is something that money simply can’t buy.”
For more information see www.hitech.org.nz