Revealed: The 2018 KiwiNet Awards finalists

Very clever Kiwis

Revealed: The 2018 KiwiNet Awards finalists

The finalists for the sixth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards have been announced – featuring such innovations as infinitely rechargeable batteries and nitrate sensors being developed by a University of Canterbury chemistry expert. Once again, it’s proof that New Zealand punches far above its weight when it comes to research making the world a better place.

She's worked for multinationals like Pfizer, as well as smaller startup organisations and within government, including the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. But as of late 2013, Elizabeth Hopkins has shifted her focus to academia with her appointment to the role of director at Lincoln University's Research and Commercialisation Office.


There's a bit of a glut of awards in the business sector, but one thing we don't really do is celebrate success in commercialisation. That's why KiwiNet is launching the inaugural Research Commercialisation Awards, entries now open until April 18.