2013 Awards Finalists

The KiwiNet Awards celebrate heroes in research commercialisation — those individuals and organisations whose best practice approach is changing the innovation landscape in New Zealand. We congratulate the 2013 finalists!

Commercialisation Collaboration Award

This award recognises the outstanding new collaborations formed between multiple research organisations working together to build national scale around a technology platform or address a business need.

Video ThumbnailCallaghan Innovation

Ovine Automation Consortium

Video ThumbnailAldera Health

A collaboration to develop an animal and plant corridor in New Zealand

Video ThumbnailPlant & Food Research

Land Use Change & Intensification

Researcher Entrepreneur Award

This award recognises an entrepreneurial researcher who has made outstanding contributions to business innovation or has created innovative businesses in New Zealand through technology licencing, start-up creation or by providing expertise to support business innovation.

Video ThumbnailProfessors John Boys and Grant Covic

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Auckland University, nominated by UniServices

Video ThumbnailDr John Abrahamson

ArcActive: nominated by Research & Innovation, University of Canterbury

Video ThumbnailProfessors William Denny and William Wilson

Co-Directors of Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre (ACSRC) — Auckland University, nominated by UniServices

Research & Business Partnership Award

This award recognises the deeply embedded working relationship between a research organisation and business that delivers significant commercial value for New Zealand.

Video ThumbnailCallaghan Innovation

Advanced Sonar Technology

Video ThumbnailAUT

Growing The Surf Clam Industry

Video ThumbnailLincoln University

New Zealand Seed Alliance

Commercial Deal Award

The commercial deal award celebrates excellence in research commercialisation delivering outstanding innovation performance and the potential for generating significant economic impact for New Zealand.

Video ThumbnailOtago Innovation

TOXINZ Success

Video ThumbnailGrasslanz Technology

Delivering innovative plant technologies

Video ThumbnailWaikatoLink

Bioplastic made from bloodmeal