2014 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 2014 finalists!

AJ Park 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 ThumbnailTitanium Technologies New Zealand (TiTeNZ)

Titanium powder metallurgy technologies creating a platform for high value manufacturing in NZ

Video ThumbnailTBfree New Zealand

Eradicating bovine tuberculosis

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 ThumbnailAlistair Jerrett

Plant & Food Research - Changing the way New Zealand fishes

Video ThumbnailIan Yule

Massey University - Precision agriculture technology - pasture and crop sensing

Video ThumbnailIain Anderson

Biomimetics Lab, University of Auckland - Artificial muscle technologies – wearable sensing and power

MinterEllisonRuddWatts 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 ThumbnailWireless Network Partnership

Commercialisation of fundamental wireless research leading to technologies for creating global export earnings

Video ThumbnailPrecision Seafood Harvesting

Changing the way New Zealand fishes

Video ThumbnailMassey University & Heilala Vanilla

A partnership united by a passion for the world's most sensual and exotic flavour producing products used by the food industry around the globe

Video ThumbnailEtec and Plant & Food Research

Controlling Insects with Sex - Using pheromones for sustainable pest control

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 ThumbnailKifunensine Serendipity

Callaghan Innovation - A rare sugar spells sweet success

Video ThumbnailSpringfree™ Trampoline

University of Canterbury - From Kiwi Shed to US Product of the Year

Video ThumbnailC-Dax Pasture Meter

Massey University - A more efficient measurement system enabling farmers to make better-informed pasture grazing decisions