KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards

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Celebrating transforming scientific discoveries into new business

2021 KiwiNet Awards - Thursday 16 September - Aotea Centre, Auckland

The KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards is New Zealand’s premier event celebrating the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations actively commercialising publicly funded research.

Research Commercialisation is about turning scientific discoveries made at New Zealand’s universities and Crown Research Institutes and Entities into innovative products and services that will grow our economy.

The KiwiNet awards celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of those who strive to bridge the gap between research excellence and outstanding business leadership.

How To Enter


  • Monday 18th January 2021 - Entries Open
  • Friday 26th February 2021 - Entries Close
  • 22 - 26 March - Entries judged
  • Late July - finalists announced publicly on or soon after this date
  • Thursday 16 September - Aotea Centre, Auckland – KiwiNet Awards Finalists’ Presentations Day and Evening Reception – finalists gather to deliver 10 minute pitches to the judging panel and an audience. In the evening winners are announced and celebrated.

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