Because innovation is hard and we reckon you deserve to be celebrated!
Sometimes the grind of business can make us forget what we’re actually achieving. This is an opportunity for you to sit back, think about what you’ve accomplished and give yourself a good ol’ high five!
Its also a chance to share your work with other innovators who understand the toil it takes to get as far as you have. It doesn’t matter if you are at research stage, pre-launch or a fully-fledged commercial business - we want you to enter.
And if that's not enough then here are some more reasons to enter...
1. Enter for National Pride
We punch above our weight on an international stage when it comes to innovation in New Zealand, so we need to profile our success and celebrate our emerging innovation heroes.
2. Boost your Profile
Raise your personal and company profile - finalists and winners will receive widespread media coverage about their achievements, thanks to our amazing media partners Media Works and Idealog. Get noticed by businesses, decision-makers across multiple industries and sectors.
3. Access Industry Experts and Innovation Leaders
Entering gives you the opportunity to engage with New Zealand's national innovation and business growth community. By entering you become a FREE member of the NZ Innovation Council which gives you access to a raft of innovation and business growth resources, events, and quality business information at your fingertips.
4. Gain Great Business Advice from our Expert Evaluators
Gain great business insights and valuable feedback from our national industry and innovation specialists. Enter and receive valuable feedback about your innovation entry from our expert evaluation team.
5. Attract and Retain Top Talent
Successful businesses retain and attract the innovative fresh thinking staff and win customers. Become part of the national innovation community and make a commitment to staff that you have started you innovation journey.
6. Meet the Investor Network and Attract Funding
Winning at the New Zealand Innovation Awards will help you to attract the right people to your business, help you to connect to new investors, funding channels, development partners and industry organisations that can help you to grow and flourish. Meet investors at business experts at the New Zealand Innovation Awards celebration held on the 20th October 2016 at Sky City Convention Centre.