Hamilton NZ, 13 May 2021
Congratulations to Clarospec (Cameron Craigie, Mostafa Sharifi, Sam Hitchman and Yash Dixit from AgResearch) and KarbenFibre (Maryam Shojaei and Aaron Marshall from the University of Canterbury) for their outstanding successes.
The teams of entrepreneurial researchers took out top tier awards at the 2021 Food, Fibre & Agritech Supernode Challenge finals this week and are on the way to boost productivity in New Zealand Food, Fibre and Agritech sectors with their exciting emerging technologies.
Cameron Craigie and his team from AgResearch has been awarded $13,000 as Overall Winner in the On-Farm Systems category for Clarospec, a tool to measure lamb product quality. They also secured another $30,000 for the Research Grand Prize.
Maryam Shojaei and Aaron Marshall from University of Canterbury were awarded Overall Winner in the Value Added Product category and the Research Runner Up Prize receiving a total of $28,000 to progress KarbenFibre, an environmentally-friendly battery technology to optimise and reduce the cost of flow batteries using natural fibres.