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Wellington Gold Awards winner shows way for New Zealand

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This article was published on 6 July 2017

In a world where torrents of technology changes are sweeping away whole industries, the winner of last night’s Wellington Gold Awards highlights the critical role innovation plays in powering businesses success.

Flick Electric Company, a digital-only electricity retailer and Callaghan Innovation customer, took out the Supreme Award and Cyber Gold award.

Callaghan Innovation was the keynote sponsor of the 2017 Wellington Gold Awards, which were themed around disruptive innovation. 

Callaghan Innovation has supported Flick Electric Co. with a R&D Project Grant. Flick passes on the wholesale electricity rate to customers and created an innovative digital platform to manage this.

Callaghan Innovation exists to liberate the innovators behind businesses like Flick, so they can unleash our economy.

Other Callaghan Innovation customers to win at the Wellington Gold Awards were:

  • Pertronic Industries, whose work on a fire alarm control panel won the Discovering Gold category for recent R&D projects
  • NIWA, which won the Best Practices award for workplace safety.
  • Fix and Fogg Peanut Butter Makers, who took the Emerging Gold – Products award
  • Metco Engineering Ltd, winner of the Supporting Gold award