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
Highly Commended: VMob - Intelligent Personalisation Platform
INNOVATION IN MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
We've covered Karma Cola here.
INNOVATION IN MEDIA, MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
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
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