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Innovators Awards 2012: Finalist list sags under weight of Kiwi smarts

Innovators Awards 2012: Finalist list sags under weight of Kiwi smarts

Woolly lawn mats!Paperless receipts!3D printed electric guitars! You saw them here first on Idealog, and here they are again as finalists in the 2012 New Zealand Innovators Awards.

The finalists’ list is made up of 45 of New Zealand’s most innovative organisations and people across nine categories, the best of the best in Kiwi innovation from 152 entries.

Finalists have also been selected for the Most Inspiring Individual and Emerging Innovator awards.

 Winners of the awards (sponsored by Bayer in partnership with Idealog and Ideas Accelerator) will be announced at a cocktail event held at the Auckland Art Gallery on October 12. For more information or to buy tickets to the awards, go to innovators.org.nz.

Full list of finalists

Innovation in Design and Engineering

  • 3i Innovation – Inductive Powered Lighting
  • Coastline RoadMarking and Polymer Group Ltd – Adhesive System for “Cat’s Eye” Road Marker Reflectors
  • Howick Ltd – Transportable Composite Floor Cassettes
  • Outdure - QWICKBUILD® Decking System
  • Syrp – Genie

Innovation in Environment and Agriculture

  • Bio-Protection Research Centre – Biopesticides for Healthy Plants
  • Compac Sorting Equipment – Compac Small Fruit Sorter
  • CropLogic
  • Outpost Central – Outpost Wasp
  • Quinspread Technologies – Fluidisation Development Project
  • Tru-Test –XRS EID Stick Reader

Innovation in Health and Science

  • AFT Pharmaceuticals Ltd – Maxigesic
  • Canterbury Scientific Ltd – Hemoglobin A1c controls
  • Massey University – Hyper-T EarSpot
  • Pfizer New Zealand – FACTORy Haemophilia Patient Support Programme
  • University of Otago – Intelligent Polymer gels

Innovation in Hospitality, Food and Beverage

  • Cadbury NZ – Dairy Milk’s Marvellous Creations
  • Easiyo – Easiyo make at home Premium Yogurt
  • Oritain Global
  • Stay Today – Australasia’s first mobile app for same day hotel bookings

Innovation in Information Communications Technology

  • ASB – Mobile App
  • KlickEx
  • PAPERKUT – Paperless Receipts
  • Optimal Workshop – Treejack
  • The Gibson Group – TouchHistory

Innovation in Manufacturing

  • 3i Innovation – Inductive Powered Lighting
  • Conceptri Group Limited – Liquid Holster – Ultimate Drink Holder
  • Revolution Fibres Ltd – The Nanofibre Revolution
  • Tru-Test Group – Lean Manufacturing
  • Woolgro Limited – Woolgro lawn mat

Innovation in Marketing and Communications

  • Frucor Beverages Ltd – Mountain Dew Skate Pinball
  • Kiwibank – Online Relationship Managers
  • Key to Life Charitable Trust – The Nutters Club
  • Pfizer New Zealand – FACTORy Haemophilia Patient Support Programme
  • POCKETvouchers Limited – Mobile Voucher Platform
  • Project Tongariro – Pocket Ranger – Smart Phone Guide to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Innovation in Media, Music and Entertainment

  • Booktrack
  • Golden Ticket Limited – MusicHype
  • JumpShift Development Ltd – JumpShift Online Leadership Development
  • Outsmart – SmallWorlds

Innovation in Sustainability and Cleantech

  • Cosy Dome Limited – Cosydome
  • Low Impact – Hungry Bin
  • PAPERKUT – Paperless Receipts
  • Powersmart Solar – Tokelau Renewable Energy Project
  • Scion – TERAX Hydrothermal Deconstruction
  • Specialist Rentals Limited – Sustainable Resource Sharing

Most Inspiring Individual

  • Alison Stewart – Biopesticides for health plants
  • Olaf Diegel – ODD Guitars
  • Veronica Nobbs – Stay Today

Emerging Innovator

  • Coastline RoadMarking and Polymer Group Ltd – Adhesive System for “Cat’s Eye” Road Marker Reflectors
  • Howick Ltd – Transportable Composite Floor Cassettes
  • PAPERKUT – Paperless Receipts
  • Scion – TERAX Hydrothermal Deconstruction
  • University of Otago – Intelligent Polymer gels