KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards

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Celebrating transforming scientific discoveries into new business

2020 KiwiNet Awards

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


  • Wednesday 15th January 2020 - entries open
  • Friday 28th February 2020 - Entries Close
  • End of March 2020 - Entrants notified of judging results
  • 14 - 30 April 2020 - Finalists’ videos filmed
  • End of June 2020 - Finalists announced
  • TBC August, 2020 - Awards Day, finalists present to judging panel and audience.
  • TBC August, 2020 - Awards Evening Reception, winners announced and celebrated.

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