2015 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 2015 finalists!

Researcher Entrepreneur Finalists

This award category 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 ThumbnailDr. Ron Beatson

New Zealand’s Hops Man – A Lifetime in Search of Flavour

Video ThumbnailProf Andy Buchanan

Leading a Vision of Multi-story Buildings from Renewable Resources

Video ThumbnailProf Phil Butler

Creating a Colour CT Imaging Industry for NZ

Video ThumbnailDr Stephen J. Sowerby

Facilitating Academic Culture Change with an Applied Science Exemplar of Commercial Innovation

Research & Business Partnership Finalists

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

Video ThumbnailThe Biopolymer Network & Barnes Plastics

Zealafoam™ - An Exciting and Sustainable Alternative to Polystyrene

Video ThumbnailComvita & Institute For Innovation In Biotechnology

Accelerating Innovation Together to Deliver Commercial Success

Video ThumbnailPlant & Food Research and Zespri

Response to the PSA Outbreak: One Team - Science and Industry Joining Forces to Save an Industry

PwC Commercial Deal Finalists

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

Video ThumbnailCawthron Marine Toxins

Marine Toxins Enabling Better Global Seafood Safety

Video ThumbnailRevolutionising Plant Variety Commercialisation

An Evolution from Transactional Plant Sales Based Royalties to Participation in Commercial Success

Video ThumbnailESR - Strmix™

Resolve More DNA Mixtures

Video Thumbnail11 Ants Analytics

Big Data Software Creating International Interest