FINALISTS 2016

    We would like to congratulate the finalists for the New Zealand Innovation Awards!

    For those of you that want to shout about your achievements you can access the official Press Release here. Congratulations and we look forward to meeting you all at the Awards Event.

    The 2016 New Zealand Innovation Awards finalists are:

    INNOVATION IN AGRIBUSINESS & ENVIRONMENT - Sponsored by KPMG

    Encounter Solutions - Celium - Auckland 
    Farmshed Lab - Flashmate - Waikato 
    Fieldmaster - Hovertractor to Mow Mangrove Seedlings - Auckland 
    Liquidstrip - LIQUIDSTRIP - Auckland 
    OnSide Ltd - Canterbury 
    Robotics Plus Limited - Robotic Apple Packer - Bay of Plenty 
    Spring Sheep Milk Co. - Spring Sheep Milk Co. - Auckland 
    Zespri - SunGold Kiwifruit - Bay of Plenty 

    INNOVATION IN DESIGN & ENGINEERING - Sponsored by James & Wells

    ARANZ Geo Limited- Leapfrog Modelling software - Canterbury
    AuCom Electronics Ltd - EMX4 Soft Starter - Canterbury 
    AUT/NZA - New Zealand SKA Alliance Big Data Challenges - Auckland 
    DairyFlo - Soft plastic milking liners - Hawke's Bay 
    Howick Limited - Automated Steel Framing Machines - Auckland 
    Ogo Technology Ltd - Personal Mobility Device - Wellington
    Robotics Plus - Robotic Apple Packer - Bay of Plenty 
    Wine Grenade - Auckland 

    INNOVATION IN EDUCATION, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - Sponsored by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

    Crimson Consulting - Auckland 
    Educa Limited - Wellington 
    High Performance Sport New Zealand - Goldmine - Auckland 
    Linewize Ltd - Canterbury 
    Manaiakalani Education Trust - The Manaiakalani Programme - Auckland 
    Open Polytechnic - iQualify - Wellington
    The Mind Lab by Unitec - Postgraduate Programme - Auckland 
    Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School - Ruku Ao - Wellington
    Virtual Medical Coaching Ltd - Virtual Reality Simulation - Canterbury 

    INNOVATION IN FINANCIAL & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES - Sponsored by Paymark

    ASB - Clever Kash - Auckland 
    Figured Ltd - Auckland 
    Fuel50 - CareerPathing - Auckland 
    Pushpay Holdings Limited - Auckland 
    Quotient - Waikato 
    Ranqx Limited - Auckland 
    Simplicity NZ Ltd - Simplicity KiwiSaver - Auckland 
    The Snowball Effect - Auckland 
    Vault IQ NZ Ltd - Vault IQ Global - Canterbury 

    INNOVATION IN HEALTH & SCIENCE - Sponsored by Chorus

    ARANZ Medical Limited - Silhouette & FastSCAN - Canterbury 
    Caldera Health - Urine Prostate Cancer Diagnostic test - Auckland 
    Fonterra - GA for paediatric nutrition - Manawatu/Wanganui 
    Forest Herbs Research Ltd - Kolorex Horopito - Natural Antifungal - Malborough, Nelson, Tasman Bay 
    Ogo Technology Ltd - Personal Mobility Device - Wellington
    Sush Mobile - NZ Blood Service Donor App - Auckland 
    Synthase Biotech Ltd - Waikato 
    Thought-Wired - Thought-Wired nous™ - Auckland 
    Volpara Health Technologies Limited - Wellington 

    INNOVATION IN FOOD & BEVERAGE - Sponsored by Plant & Food Research Limited

    Countdown - The Foodbank Project - Auckland 
    Fonterra - GA for paediatric nutrition - Manawatu/Wanganui 
    Heilala Vanilla - anything but Plain! - Bay of Plenty 
    Ligar - Ligar in F & B - Waikato 
    Spring Sheep Milk Co. - Auckland 
    Sunfed Ltd - Sunfed Meats - Auckland 
    WineFriend - Auckland 
    Zespri - SunGold Kiwifruit - Bay of Plenty

    INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS - Sponsored by Jade Software Corporation

    ARANZ Medical Limited - Silhouette & FastSCAN - Canterbury
    Auror - Auckland 
    AUT/NZA- New Zealand SKA Alliance Big Data Challenges - Auckland 
    Bluelab Corporation Ltd - Bay of Plenty 
    CricHQ - Wellington
    Linewize Ltd  - Canterbury 
    NZ Bus - Fleet future-proofing -Wellington/Auckland
    OnSide Ltd - Canterbury 
    Pushpay Holdings Limited - Auckland 
    Volpara Health Technologies Limited - Wellington

    INNOVATION IN MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS - Sponsored by Datamine

    Banqer - Canterbury 
    Bluelab Corporation Ltd - Bay of Plenty 
    Haka Tours - Auckland 
    Heilala Vanilla - Co-branding and Collaborations - Bay of Plenty 
    MBIE Result 9 Better for Business - R9 Accelerator - Wellington 
    Patternsnap, Malborough, Nelson, Tasman Bay 
    Pop-up Globe - Auckland 
    Zespri - SunGold Kiwifruit - Bay of Plenty 

    INNOVATION IN MEDIA, MOBILE & ENTERTAINMENT - Sponsored by MediaWorks

    90 Seconds - Auckland
    ASB - Clever Kash - Auckland
    Flossie.com Ltd - Auckland 
    Patternsnap - Malborough, Nelson, Tasman Bay 
    Pop-up Globe - Auckland 
    Spark Ventures - Auckland 
    Springfree Trampoline - tgoma - Canterbury 
    Te Ipukarea - Te Aka Dictionary & Te Reo Maori app & Tamata Toiere e-repository of waiata and haka - Auckland 

    INNOVATION IN SUSTAINABILITY & CLEAN-TECH - Sponsored by Yealands Family Wines

    Flick Electric Co. - Wellington
    FoundationFootprint - Sustainability Reporting - Auckland 
    Ligar - Ligar in the Environment - Waikato 
    Method Recycling - Station - Wellington
    NANOARC - Transparent Energy Interface - Auckland 
    Regen NZ Ltd - Water & Effluent Irrigation Scheduling Service - Wellington
    Scion - Bioadhesives - Bay of Plenty 
    Stormwater360 - LittaTrap™ - Auckland 

    INNOVATION EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH - Sponsored by Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

    AUT/NZA - New Zealand SKA Alliance Big Data Challenges - Auckland 
    Avertana - Extracting Value from Industrial Waste - Auckland 
    GEO AR Games - Sharks in the Park - Auckland 
    NZ Bus - Fleet future-proofing - Wellington/Auckland 
    Robotics Plus - Robotic Apple Packer - Bay of Plenty 
    Sunfed Ltd - Sunfed Meats - Auckland 

    START-UP INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Veda

    Dexibit - Mission in musedata - Auckland 
    InsuredHQ Limited - Auckland 
    Ligar - Ligar in the Environment - Waikato 
    Ligar - Ligar in F & B - Waikato 
    Manukee - UMF Manuka Honey Drinks - Bay of Plenty 
    OnSide Ltd - Canterbury 
    Postr Media Limited - Postr Lock Screen - Wellington
    Sabre Tactical Limited - MAKO Tactical K-9 Harness - Waikato 
    Wine Grenade - Auckland 

    EMERGING NEW ZEALAND INNOVATOR - Sponsored by Regus

    Auror - Auckland 
    CricHQ - Wellington
    Koordinates - Wellington 
    Linewize Ltd - Canterbury 
    Method Recycling - Station - Wellington 
    Quotient - Waikato 
    Sidekicker - Auckland 
    The Snowball Effect - Auckland 

    SUSTAINED INNOVATION EXCELLENCE - Sponsored by Sovereign

    ARANZ Geo Limited - Leapfrog Modelling software - Canterbury
    ARANZ Medical Limited - Silhouette & FastSCAN - Canterbury
    Spark Ventures - Auckland 
    Zespri - SunGold Kiwifruit - Bay of Plenty 

    EXPORT INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE)

    90 Seconds - Auckland
    ARANZ Medical Limited - Silhouette & FastSCAN - Auckland 
    Fonterra - GA for paediatric nutrition - Manawatu/Wanaganui 
    Linewize Ltd - Canterbury 
    Volpara Health Technologies Limited - Wellington
    Wine Grenade - Auckland 
    Zespri - SunGold Kiwifruit - Bay of Plenty 

    EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL INNOVATION - Sponsored by Yellow

    Banqer - Canterbury 
    Countdown - The Foodbank Project - Auckland 
    High Performance Sport New Zealand - Goldmine - Auckland 
    KiwiHarvest - Auckland 
    Manaiakalani Education Trust - The Manaiakalani Programme - Auckland 
    The Mind Lab by Unitec - Postgraduate Programme - Auckland
    Thought-Wired - Thought-Wired nous™ - Auckland 

    INNOVATION IN MAORI DEVELOPMENT - Sponsored by Poutama Trust

    Kidscoin Ltd - Auckland 
    Manaiakalani Education Trust - The Manaiakalani Programme - Auckland 
    Ngati Rangi Trust - Ruapehu Whanau Transformation Plan - Manawatu/Wanganui 
    Squiggle Ltd - Young Engineers - Waikato 
    Te Ipukarea - Te Aka Dictionary & Te Reo Maori app & Tamata Toiere e-repository of waiata and haka - Auckland 
    Te Whare Hukahuka - Enabling Maori Leaders - Auckland 

    MOST INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL - Sponsored by 3M

    Jamie Beaton - Crimson Consulting - Auckland 
    Jenene Crossan - Flossie.com - Auckland 
    Lillian Grace - Figure.NZ - Auckland 
    Russell Burt - Manaiakalani Education Trust - Auckland 

    YOUNG NEW ZEALAND INNOVATOR - Sponsored by MOTAT

    Alejandro Davila - Conical (VR Studio) / Colab - Auckland 
    Alistair Scarfe - Robotics Plus - Bay of Plenty 
    Jamie Beaton - Crimson Consulting - Auckland 
    Katherine Holt – Massey University - Manawatu/Wanganui 
    Kerman Kohli - The App Shop - Auckland 
    Ross McCarthy - Airwave Ltd - Otago 

    BAYER SUPREME NEW ZEALAND INNOVATOR - Sponsored by Bayer New Zealand

    Will be announced on the 20th October at the NZ Innovation Awards event

    THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD - Sponsored by Idealog

    All finalists - public voting open from the 15 September to the 30 September 2016 at www.innovationawards.org.nz

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