KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards 2022
10th Anniversary Celebration!

2022 KiwiNet Awards

The KiwiNet Awards are a one-of-a-kind celebration that brings our community together to connect, showcase successes, and inspire those around us.

This year we’re celebrating our collective success over the past decade with our 10th annual Awards.

Entries close
8 April
Finalists announced
18 Aug
Finalists’ Q&A with Judges (virtual)
22 Sept
Awards celebration event
6 October

The KiwiNet Awards aim to recognise the amazing diversity we have across our community, celebrating the people and projects having an impact in our space now and into the future.

What’s different this year?

  • Streamlined entry process
  • New judging panel
  • New awards categories
  • Virtual pitching day
  • Awards celebration event with more time to connect
  • Ticketed entry to the Awards

The Entry Process

  • Enter online using our new entry form
  • The KiwiNet team can help to craft your entry for you, if required
  • We'll also be actively nominating projects – you may receive a call from us!

There will also be a Commercialisation Icon Award presented on the night, to recognise a quintessential champion of New Zealand’s research commercialisation community and their career achievements.

Winners in the news

Last year our Awards Finalists and Winners appeared in over 40 media stories across NZ

'Innovation pipeline' improving research and commercialisation

Collagen beauty product, aluminium-ion battery among Kiwi innovation award finalists

Newshub Live

Plant & Food boss named inaugural KiwiNet Commercial Icon