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Hi-Tech Awards open

This article was published on 7 December 2015

Entries opened today for the Hi-Tech Awards, which celebrate excellence in New Zealand’s high tech sector.

Callaghan Innovation is proud to be supporting the awards, which highlight the increasingly important contribution this sector makes to New Zealand.

We work with a lot of amazing businesses, some of whom have won at the Hi-Tech Awards before. It’s great to see them recognised.
This year we’ve helped create a new category for Māori innovation, to recognise the outstanding work of Māori businesses and other organisations doing commercial innovation through technology.

There are also a lot of other categories – at least one for every type of high tech company. The categories and entry forms can be found on the Hi Tech Awards website.

There are a lot of benefits from entering, including:

  • Recognition
  • Publicity
  • Networking
  • Opportunity to refine value propositions
  • Exposure to investors.

Entering also provides the opportunity to take part in three events:

  • The Entrants Cocktail Events (to announce finalists) held simultaneously in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch on Wednesday 30 March 2016.
  • The exclusive NZ Hi-Tech Awards Alumni Event for entrants from 2015 and 2016 only, on Thursday 19 May, 2016.
  • The Gala Awards Dinner in Auckland at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre on Friday 20 May 2016.

Entering the awards

Entries closed on 5.00pm, Monday, 7 March 2016.

Entries are securely reviewed by high profile panels of local and international judges.

Further information

For more information, visit the NZ Hi-Tech Awards website or email