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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.