C-Prize challenges New Zealand innovators to use new technologies to tackle complex global problems with creativity and inventiveness.
The C-Prize challenge is open to New Zealand innovators. We welcome online entries that will be assessed by an expert judging panel resulting in a finalist challenge of 10 teams competing for a grand prize.
Find out more about the 2019 C-Prize challenge.
The 2017 challenge aimed to improve human performance and wellbeing through wearable technology. Uri-Go, the winning team, developed a wearable bladder sensor for people who have difficulties telling if they need to use the restroom. Find out more about the 2017 C-Prize challenge.
The 2015 challenge focused on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drone) technology for the screen industry.
2015 winners Vortech won a NZ$50,000 cash prize, an expense paid trip to exhibit at the 2016 NAB trade show in Las Vegas and wide market exposure through Callaghan Innovation networks. C-Prize finalists Dotterel also attended NAB 2016, and went to win the “overall most innovative product” at the tradeshow.
Updated: 9 December 2019