Accelerate - November 2013

Winning ways - New Zealand International Business Awards 2013

Buckley Systems trumped the competition in the Callaghan Innovation-sponsored category of the New Zealand international business awards on 26 September in Auckland, walking away with the International Success through the Application of Innovation award.

Research and development (R&D) intensive companies earned the lion’s share of prizes at this year’s awards.

“The results of this year’s awards show a clear link between investing in technological innovation and retaining or developing the kind of competitive edge that leads to international business success,” Dr Mary Quin, CEO of Callaghan Innovation, said.

Judges awarded the 2013 NZIBA Supreme Award to innovative agritech company Tru-Test, a leading manufacturer of high-tech equipment for the agricultural and security sectors, with a global network spanning more than 100 countries. Tru-Test also won the ‘Best Business Operating Internationally – Over $50 million’ category.

Tru-Test is an R&D- intensive business that has received more than $4 million in government R&D co-funding, administered by Callaghan Innovation.

Updated: 7 September 2015