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New Zealand Innovation Awards 2017

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This article was published on 8 June 2017

It’s time to tell us about what you’re doing to change the world by entering the New Zealand Innovation Awards 2017.

It’s time to tell us about what you’re doing to change the world by entering the New Zealand Innovation Awards 2017.

Callaghan Innovation is a proud partner of the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards. The awards are annual recognition and celebration of New Zealand innovation in all of its forms, giving smart, innovative NZ individuals and businesses a platform to be recognised and celebrated.

NZ Innovation Council CEO Louise Webster says: “It doesn’t matter what industry you are working in, or what stage of growth you are at – you may have an innovation project that is still in development, a product or service that you have just launched to market, or a business that you have been growing for many years. Regardless of your size or stage of growth, we want to hear about your contribution to innovation.”

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Enter now 

Share your innovative product, service or business with the world – enter the New Zealand Innovation Awards online now

For more information, see the Innovation Awards 2017 website 

Award categories

There are 22 categories in the 2017 NZ Innovation awards - 12 industry sector categories and 10 categories related to stages of growth or business disciplines.

Industry categories 

Innovation in Agribusiness & Environment 
Innovation in Design & Engineering 
Innovation in Education, Training & Development 
Innovation in Financial, Professional & Public Services 
Innovation in Food & Beverage 
Innovation in Health & Science 
Innovation in Maori Development  
Innovation in Media, Marketing & Communications 
Innovation in Sustainability & Renewable Energy 
Innovation Systems & Performance Improvement 
Innovation in Technology Solutions 
Innovation in Tourism & Entertainment  

Business discipline categories

Innovation Excellence in Research 
Excellence in Social Innovation 
Start-up Innovator of the Year 
Emerging New Zealand Innovator 
Disruptive & Breakthrough Innovation 
Export Innovator of the Year 
Most Inspiring Individual 
Young New Zealand Innovator 
People's Choice / RadioLIVE 
Bayer Supreme New Zealand Innovation

Key Dates

Entries Open -8 July 2017
Entries Close - Friday 28 July 5pm
Finalists Announced - Tuesday 5 September
Awards Event (ANZ Viaduct Events Centre) - Thursday 19 October

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