The 2019 Challenge

The challenge process

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The deadline for C-Prize 2019 entries was Sunday 8 December 2019. Our finalists were announced on 20 December 2019.

Finalists selected for the C-Prize 2019 challenge phase will:

  • Be introduced to the other competition teams 
  • Be provided with advice and mentors to support their commercialisation journey 
  • Participate in a series of collaborative technology commercialisation bootcamps and activities designed to help equip teams to rapidly develop, build and test out their ideas 
  • Develop their idea through to a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) prototype to demonstrate the technology is possible (Desirable, Viable, Feasible) 
  • Model and measure the potential impact of the solution, underpinned by data (to validate the methodology applied and possible impact measure) 
  • Present their technology to the judges 

C-Prize 2019 key dates

Who should enter?

New Zealand already has its share of environmental innovation exemplars – think LanzaTech, Avertana, Mint Innovation, FoodCap or relative newcomer Future Post – but we need more! We’re looking for teams with world-leading innovative solutions to environmental problems, whether you’re part of New Zealand’s innovation community of companies, from a universities or a research organisation, a tech business or a Māori organisation involved in environmental sustainability, then you should consider entering this year’s C-Prize.  

Updated: 21 May 2020