And the winners of the 2015 Innovators Awards are...

And the winners of the 2015 Innovators Awards are...
Kode Biotech and its amazing anti-cancer treatment has won the Supreme Innovator Award at the New Zealand Innovators Awards 2015, held at The Cloud in Auckland on Wednesday night.

New Zealand Innovation Council CEO and Awards convener Louise Webster says the winners of the 2015 awards demonstrate innovation and commercialisation is thriving across many industry sectors: “It is at the intersection between these sectors where truly disruptive, innovative products and business ventures are created.

“These awards bring together incredible innovators, entrepreneurs, organisations and investors from all industries across New Zealand to collaborate and celebrate. The 2015 entrants give a real sense that Kiwi innovation is moving into the main stream, demonstrating world leading approaches to innovation with many businesses going global from day one. We really are a country of world-class innovators.” 

Images: the winners

The Supreme New Zealand Innovator Award went to Kode Biotech for their potentially gamechanging anti-cancer molecular technology. You can read more about Kode here.

Images: the socialising

The full list of 2015 New Zealand Innovators Awards winners are:

SUPREME NEW ZEALAND INNOVATOR and INNOVATION IN HEALTH & SCIENCE

Kode Biotech – Kode Technology Anti-Cancer Treatment 

Highly Commended: OpthalmicDocs - oDocs Eye Care

THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD (Sponsored by us, Idealog)

OpthalmicDocs – oDocs Eye Care

We've covered OpthalmicDocs here.

INNOVATION IN AGRIBUSINESS & ENVIRONMENT

Fibre-gen - HITMAN PH330

INNOVATION IN DESIGN & ENGINEERING and EXPORT INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Methven – AurajetTM Shower Spray Technology

We've covered Methven here.

INNOVATION IN FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Harmoney – Peer To Peer Marketplace

We've covered Harmoney here.

Highly Commended: Semble, ShipIT

INNOVATION IN FOOD & BEVERAGE

Genevieve’s – Long Shelflife Pates

Highly Commended: BBC Technologies - CURO

INNOVATION IN INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY & CLOUD SOLUTIONS

Kami

Highly Commended: VMob - Intelligent Personalisation Platform

INNOVATION IN MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Karma Cola

We've covered Karma Cola here.

INNOVATION IN MEDIA, MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

8i

We've covered 8i here.

Highly Commended: Holmes Solutions - Revolutionising Adventure Recreation, Clip ‘N’ Climb 

INNOVATION IN SUSTAINABILITY & CLEANTECH

Terax 2013 – Waste Conversion Technology

EMERGING NEW ZEALAND INNOVATOR 

Weirdly

INNOVATION EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH 

Fonterra Research and Development Centre – Milk Fingerprinting

Highly Commended: Tiro Lifesciences - Zero Radiation Breast Screening

EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL INNOVATION

Eat My Lunch

We've covered Eat My Lunch here.

Highly Commended: University of Auckland - SPARX

MOST INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL 

Glenn Martin – Founder Martin Jetpack

We've covered Glenn Martin and Martin Jetpack here.

SUSTAINED INNOVATION EXCELLENCE

Scott Technology – Lamb Forequarter Cut Automation System

YOUNG NEW ZEALAND INNOVATOR

Auror Leadership Team – Auror Limited

Highly Commended: Alistar Scarfe - Robotics Plus - Bay of Plenty

Find out more about the NZ Innovators Awards here