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C-Prize grand prize winner to be announced 1 December

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This article was published on 28 November 2017

On Friday 1 December a seven-month journey will end as Callaghan Innovation’s 2017 C-Prize grand prize winner is announced.

The C-Prize 2017 grand prize winner will receive a NZ$100,000 prize package, including an expense paid trip to a major overseas technology trade show.

Follow the awards live on Twitter and Facebook from 7pm, Friday 1 December.

About C-Prize 2017

C-Prize is an incentivised technology competition that pushes the boundaries of what’s possible through technology.

C-Prize challenged New Zealand innovators and entrepreneurs to turn industries on their head by creating the next generation of wearable technology to improve human performance and wellbeing. The challenge had three technology tracks: Living healthier, Working Safer and Playing Smarter. 

The challenge met with a great response. 92 teams submitted entries that covered many technologies, industries and issues affecting New Zealand - from  language impairment, stroke recovery, mental health in young adults to staying safe in the great outdoors.

The finalists

Ten finalists were selected in July 2017. They have been mentored and helped by Callaghan Innovation staff and industry experts in the lead-up to a demo day held on 24 November, where team members pitched their entries to a panel of judges.

Read more about the finalists at the C-Prize 2017 website. Or read their online journals: 

For more information see the C-Prize 2017 website.