KiwiNet Awards - Research & Innovation - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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.

Congratulations to Daniel Holland, 2016 winner of the Emerging Innovator Award for 'Mathematics Plus Measurements Equals Economic Benefit'.

Other UC winners and finalists include:

BNZ Supreme Award

This award celebrates the supreme entry which demonstrates overall excellence in all core areas of research commercialisation.

Prof Andy Buchanan, Leading a Vision of Multi-story Buildings from Renewable Resources - winner 2015

Wireless Research Centre/Tait, Wireless Network Partnership - winner 2014

Norman F. B. Barry Foundation Emerging Innovator Award

This award recognises an upcoming entrepreneurial researcher who is making outstanding contributions to business innovation or is creating innovative businesses in New Zealand through technology licencing, start-up creation or by providing expertise to support business innovation

Dr Daniel Holland, Mathematics Plus Measurements Equals Economic Benefit - joint winner 2016

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.

Prof Andy Buchanan, Leading a Vision of Multi-story Buildings from Renewable Resources - winner 2015

Prof Phil Butler, Creating a Colour CT Imaging Industry for NZ - finalist 2015

Prof John Abrahamson, ArcActive - finalist 2013

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts 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.

University of Canterbury & Canterbury Scientific Ltd: Biotechnology partnership - finalist 2016

Wireless Research Centre/Tait, Wireless Network Partnership - winner 2014

People's Choice Award

Recognises the presenter/s voted by their peers for research commercialisation excellence that is well presented and inspires others - the spirit of the KiwiNet Awards!

Prof Andy Buchanan, Leading a Vision of Multi-story Buildings from Renewable Resources - winner 2015

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.

Prof Keith Alexander, Springfree Trampoline - finalist 2014

Other Awards

Please also view our other awards: UC Research Medal, UC Innovation Medal and Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award.