WINNERS 2013

    SUPREME NEW ZEALAND INNOVATOR

    Sponsored by Bayer New Zealand.

    This award is presented by Bayer New Zealand to the best overall entry. The Supreme Award winner is chosen from all categories.

    2013 WINNER – PACIFIC EDGE LTD with Cxbladder

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    Cxbladder is a novel gene test for the detection and management of bladder cancer. Patient compliance is significantly enhanced with the easy-to-use, in home or in clinic urine sample system. This detection system minimises the need to go to a laboratory collection centre or wait to see the specialist at a time when the cancer can be progressing.

    http://www.pacificedgedx.com/        Idealog article        Video – David Darling, Pacific Edge

     

    Emerging New Zealand Innovator

    Sponsored by Unitec Institute of Technology

    This award is given to an organisation that has made a commitment to developing a new technology, product or service (that is only just in market – pre-commercial) and that will transform the way we work and live.

    2013 WINNER – STRETCHSENSE  with StretchSense

    StretchSense has created soft stretchy sensors for measuring human body deformation and movement. These sensors do not interfere with natural motion, are soft, unobtrusive, comfortable, wireless, and easy to use.

    http://www.stretchsense.com/        Video - Ben O'Brien & Todd Gisby, StretchSense

     

    Innovation Excellence in Research

    Sponsored by Auckland Museum

    This award celebrates those that have started on the research and commercialisation journey and who have completed a research project that has excellent commercialisation potential and impact.

    2013 WINNER – BIOPOLYMER NETWORK LTD with Zealafoam

    Zealafoam is a low density moulded bioplastic foam that is; cost-effective, made from renewable resources and is an eco-friendly alternative to expanded polystyrene particle foams.

    http://www.biopolymernetwork.com/        Video - Sarah Heine, Biopolymer Network

     

    Export Innovator of the Year

    Sponsored by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

    This award celebrates organisations that have achieved excellence in export innovation. To grow New Zealand’s economy we need to encourage and recognise organisations that have developed great new products and services that are export focused.

    2013 WINNER – FONTERRA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE LTD with Alternate Make Cheese (Mozzarella)

    Fonterra's unique Alternative Make Cheese (AMC) process produces a premium performance frozen Mozzarella shred on a commercial scale. When thawed the Mozzarella, has a superior functionality and composition structure, which allows for a richer flavour, unique stretch and melt properties.

    http://www.fonterra.com/global/en/about/our+locations/newzealand/fonterra+research+centre

    Video - Keith Johnston, Fonterra Research and Developement Centre

     

    Most Inspiring Individual

    Sponsored by New Zealand Innovation Council

    This award is given to an individual that has shown outstanding innovation success in their field of expertise, either through the development of intellectual property or through the launch of a new product or venture.

    2013 WINNER – AYLA HUTCHINSON with Kindling Cracker

    The Kindling Cracker allows people to make kindling without dangerously wielding an axe. Safe and easy to use, the kindling cracker operates by tapping wood with a mallet onto a stationary blade that splits it. It requires less force to split wood than using an axe and is suitable for all ages and for people with arthritis and other disabilities. 

    http://www.kindlingcracker.com/        Idealog article        Video - Ayla Hutchinson, Kindling Cracker

     

    Innovation in Design and Engineering

    Sponsored by James & Wells Intellectual Property Limited

    2013 WINNER – STRETCHSENSE  with StretchSense

    StretchSense has created soft stretchy sensors for measuring human body deformation and movement. These sensors do not interfere with natural motion, are soft, unobtrusive, comfortable, wireless, and easy to use.

    http://www.stretchsense.com/        Video - Ben O'Brien & Todd Gibsy, StretchSense

     

    Innovation in Sustainability and Clean-tech

    Sponsored by Ideas Accelerator Limited

    2013 WINNER – VECTOR LTD with SunGenie

    Vector's Home Solar Programme is designed to make solar accessible to everyday people. The programme provides customers with a sustainable choice in energy used to power their homes by making solar power accessible, reliable and intelligent.

     www.vectorsolar.co.nz        Video - Anthony Thornton & Gareth Williams, Vector

     

    Innovation in Environment and Agriculture

    Sponsored by Bayer New Zealand

    2013 WINNER – PLANT AND FOOD RESEARCH LTD with Pheromones for Sustainable Pest Control

    Plant and Food Research have utilised sex pheromones released by the females of many insect species to disrupt communication between insects, reducing mating and insect population, and therefore, reducing reliance on chemical controls and improving market access.

    Plant and Food Research have developed formulations, blends and dispensers specifically for New Zealand apple orchards now a key part of the Apple Futures programme, delivering apples for export with ultra-low residues that meet market regulations and supermarket customer assurance programmes.

    http://www.plantandfood.co.nz/        Video - Max Suckling & Dr Jim Walker, Plant and Food Research

     

    Innovation in Health and Science

    Sponsored by Ko Awatea CMDHB

    2013 WINNER – PACIFIC EDGE LTD with Cxbladder

    Cxbladder is a novel gene test for the detection and management of bladder cancer. Patient compliance is significantly enhanced with the easy-to-use, in home or in clinic urine sample system. This detection system minimises the need to go to a laboratory collection centre or wait to see the specialist at a time when the cancer can be progressing.

    http://www.pacificedgedx.com/

     

    Innovation in Hospitality, Food and Beverage

    Sponsored by Yealands Estate Wines

    2013 WINNER – MOBI2GO LTD with Mobi2Go

    Mobi2Go is an integrated online and mobile food ordering platform providing unique customer ordering solutions for the retail hospitality industry. Mobi2Go is an integrated online POS gateway that manages all aspects of online ordering and payment, product control and customer management.

    http://www.mobi2go.com/

     

    Innovation in Information Communications Technology

    Sponsored by ng Connect

    2013 WINNER – GREENBUTTON LTD with Cloud Fabric

    GreenButton Cloud Fabric is a specialized PaaS (platform as a service) that enables businesses to harness the vast computing power of cloud technology. The platform enables companies to move compute intensive workloads to the cloud in a fast, cost efficient manner with no recoding required.

    http://www.greenbutton.com/ 

     

    Innovation in Marketing and Communications

    Sponsored by Tangible Media

    2013 WINNER – KAINIC MEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS LTD with International Travel Scholarship

    Kainic is a start-up specialist medical writing company almost exclusively exporting services to a UK client base of medical communications agencies, the biotechnology industry and scientific and healthcare communities.

    Kainic has developed a unique marketing strategy the Kainic Medical Communications International Travel Scholarship. This annual campaign has built and strengthened Kainic's reputation globally in its key markets and healthcare communities and has allowed Kainic to interact with local and international markets simultaneously.

    http://kainicmedical.com/        Video - Blair Hesp, Kainic Medical Communications

     

    Innovation in Media, Music and Entertainment

    Sponsored by Idealog

    2013 WINNER – TRIGGER HAPPY LTD with Toon Hero

    Trigger Happy have taken their expertise in animation and made it easy, social and accessible for everyone to experience with the app TOON HERO. This first-of-its-kind iPad app allows users of all ages to easily create their own animated stories, jokes and more using world-famous characters, which can be shared online and across many social media platforms.

    http://www.iamtriggerhappy.com/index.html        Video - Shona Grundy, Trigger Happy

     

    The People's Choice Award

    Sponsored by Idealog

    2013 WINNER, PERSON - Patrick Roskam - Roskam Adroit Limited, Gudgeon Pro 5 in 1

    2013 WINNER, PRODUCT - Matthew Buchanan, Cactuslab - Letterboxd

    2013 WINNER, COMPANY - Vaughan Rowsell, Vend