C-Prize 2019

Latest C-Prize news and updates

Our technology challenge is still continuing, we’re working with finalist teams online as we head towards final judging and the announcement of the overall winner. Check back for the latest news and updates.

2 July 2020


Making the cut

Misagh Ebrahimpour, of environmental innovation venture SES, shares his team’s journey so far as finalists in the C-Prize 2019 Challenge.



30 June 2020


Precious mettle

Zincovery CEO Jonathan Ring shares an insight into the Christchurch-based startup’s journey so far with C-Prize 2019 – Callaghan Innovation’s competition looking for world-leading innovative solutions to environmental problems.



18 June 2020

How lockdown took a group of young entrepreneurs on a crash course in startup life

Starting a business in the midst of a global pandemic could seem like a really bad idea. But as businesses across the country battled the effects of Covid-19, the Callaghan Innovation C-Prize organisers were helping its nine finalist teams build the framework for their own businesses.



12 April 2020

The New Zealanders turning waste busting ideas into eco businesses

There are many challenges facing the New Zealand waste industry at the moment. The Spinoff profiled some of our C-Prize finalists tackling these challenges.



27 February 2020

University of Waikato students named Callaghan Innovation finalists

Two teams of Engineering students from the University of Waikato have been named as finalists in the Callaghan Innovation C-Prize, winning $10,000 towards their projects.



02 December 2019

Environmental innovators urged to take on C-Prize 2019 challenge - judging panel ready to convene

Anyone with a bold concept for a product or service with the power to improve environmental outcomes is being urged to submit it for the 2019 C-Prize challenge, before entries close midnight Sunday 8 December 2019.



29 November 2019

How New Zealand could help save the world with environmental innovation

Clean tech could be a man-made solution to the man-made problem of climate change. Callaghan Innovation is encouraging local innovators to develop their ideas for a lower-emissions planet, with their 2019 C-Prize challenge.

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Updated: 2 July 2020