C-Prize 2019

About C-Prize

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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.

Challenge history 

2017 C-Prize

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.

C-Prize 2017 winners Uri Go with Callaghan Innovation CEO Vic Crone
C-Prize 2017 winners Uri Go with Callaghan Innovation CEO Vic Crone


2015 C-Prize

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.

2015 C-Prize winners Team VorTech with Callaghan Innovation's Chris Thomson
2015 C-Prize winners Team VorTech with Callaghan Innovation's Chris Thomson

Updated: 23 September 2019