Finalists 2016


We would like to congratulate the finalists for the New Zealand Innovation Awards!

The 2016 New Zealand Innovation Awards finalists are:

INNOVATION IN AGRIBUSINESS & ENVIRONMENT - Sponsored by KPMG

Encounter Solutions - Celium - Auckland
Farmshed Lab - Flashmate - Waikato
Fieldmaster - Hovertractor to Mow Mangrove Seedlings - Auckland
Liquidstrip - LIQUIDSTRIP - Auckland
OnSide Ltd - Canterbury
Robotics Plus Limited - Robotic Apple Packer - Bay of Plenty
Spring Sheep Milk Co. - Spring Sheep Milk Co. - Auckland
Zespri - SunGold Kiwifruit - Bay of Plenty

INNOVATION IN DESIGN & ENGINEERING - Sponsored by James & Wells

ARANZ Geo Limited- Leapfrog Modelling software - Canterbury
AuCom Electronics Ltd - EMX4 Soft Starter - Canterbury
AUT/NZA - New Zealand SKA Alliance Big Data Challenges - Auckland
DairyFlo - Soft plastic milking liners - Hawke's Bay
Howick Limited - Automated Steel Framing Machines - Auckland
Ogo Technology Ltd - Personal Mobility Device - Wellington
Robotics Plus - Robotic Apple Packer - Bay of Plenty
Wine Grenade - Auckland

INNOVATION IN EDUCATION, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - Sponsored by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Crimson Consulting - Auckland
Educa Limited - Wellington
High Performance Sport New Zealand - Goldmine - Auckland
Linewize Ltd - Canterbury
Manaiakalani Education Trust - The Manaiakalani Programme - Auckland
Open Polytechnic - iQualify - Wellington
The Mind Lab by Unitec - Postgraduate Programme - Auckland
Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School - Ruku Ao - Wellington
Virtual Medical Coaching Ltd - Virtual Reality Simulation - Canterbury

INNOVATION IN FINANCIAL & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES - Sponsored by Paymark

ASB - Clever Kash - Auckland
Figured Ltd - Auckland
Fuel50 - CareerPathing - Auckland
Pushpay Holdings Limited - Auckland
Quotient - Waikato
Ranqx Limited - Auckland
Simplicity NZ Ltd - Simplicity KiwiSaver - Auckland
The Snowball Effect - Auckland
Vault IQ NZ Ltd - Vault IQ Global - Canterbury

INNOVATION IN HEALTH & SCIENCE - Sponsored by Chorus

ARANZ Medical Limited - Silhouette & FastSCAN - Canterbury
Caldera Health - Urine Prostate Cancer Diagnostic test - Auckland
Fonterra - GA for paediatric nutrition - Manawatu/Wanganui
Forest Herbs Research Ltd - Kolorex Horopito - Natural Antifungal - Malborough, Nelson, Tasman Bay
Ogo Technology Ltd - Personal Mobility Device - Wellington
Sush Mobile - NZ Blood Service Donor App - Auckland
Synthase Biotech Ltd - Waikato
Thought-Wired - Thought-Wired nous™ - Auckland
Volpara Health Technologies Limited - Wellington

INNOVATION IN FOOD & BEVERAGE - Sponsored by Plant & Food Research Limited

Countdown - The Foodbank Project - Auckland
Fonterra - GA for paediatric nutrition - Manawatu/Wanganui
Heilala Vanilla - anything but Plain! - Bay of Plenty
Ligar - Ligar in F & B - Waikato
Spring Sheep Milk Co. - Auckland
Sunfed Ltd - Sunfed Meats - Auckland
WineFriend - Auckland
Zespri - SunGold Kiwifruit - Bay of Plenty

INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS - Sponsored by Jade Software Corporation

ARANZ Medical Limited - Silhouette & FastSCAN - Canterbury
Auror - Auckland
AUT/NZA- New Zealand SKA Alliance Big Data Challenges - Auckland
Bluelab Corporation Ltd - Bay of Plenty
CricHQ - Wellington
Linewize Ltd - Canterbury
NZ Bus - Fleet future-proofing -Wellington/Auckland
OnSide Ltd - Canterbury
Pushpay Holdings Limited - Auckland
Volpara Health Technologies Limited - Wellington

INNOVATION IN MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS - Sponsored by Datamine

Banqer - Canterbury
Bluelab Corporation Ltd - Bay of Plenty
Haka Tours - Auckland
Heilala Vanilla - Co-branding and Collaborations - Bay of Plenty
MBIE Result 9 Better for Business - R9 Accelerator - Wellington
Patternsnap, Malborough, Nelson, Tasman Bay
Pop-up Globe - Auckland
Zespri - SunGold Kiwifruit - Bay of Plenty

INNOVATION IN MEDIA, MOBILE & ENTERTAINMENT - Sponsored by MediaWorks

90 Seconds - Auckland
ASB - Clever Kash - Auckland
Flossie.com Ltd - Auckland
Patternsnap - Malborough, Nelson, Tasman Bay
Pop-up Globe - Auckland
Spark Ventures - Auckland
Springfree Trampoline - tgoma - Canterbury
Te Ipukarea - Te Aka Dictionary & Te Reo Maori app & Tamata Toiere e-repository of waiata and haka - Auckland

INNOVATION IN SUSTAINABILITY & CLEAN-TECH - Sponsored by Yealands Family Wines

Flick Electric Co. - Wellington
FoundationFootprint - Sustainability Reporting - Auckland
Ligar - Ligar in the Environment - Waikato
Method Recycling - Station - Wellington
NANOARC - Transparent Energy Interface - Auckland
Regen NZ Ltd - Water & Effluent Irrigation Scheduling Service - Wellington
Scion - Bioadhesives - Bay of Plenty
Stormwater360 - LittaTrap™ - Auckland

INNOVATION EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH - Sponsored by Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

AUT/NZA - New Zealand SKA Alliance Big Data Challenges - Auckland
Avertana - Extracting Value from Industrial Waste - Auckland
GEO AR Games - Sharks in the Park - Auckland
NZ Bus - Fleet future-proofing - Wellington/Auckland
Robotics Plus - Robotic Apple Packer - Bay of Plenty
Sunfed Ltd - Sunfed Meats - Auckland

START-UP INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Veda

Dexibit - Mission in musedata - Auckland
InsuredHQ Limited - Auckland
Ligar - Ligar in the Environment - Waikato
Ligar - Ligar in F & B - Waikato
Manukee - UMF Manuka Honey Drinks - Bay of Plenty
OnSide Ltd - Canterbury
Postr Media Limited - Postr Lock Screen - Wellington
Sabre Tactical Limited - MAKO Tactical K-9 Harness - Waikato
Wine Grenade - Auckland

EMERGING NEW ZEALAND INNOVATOR - Sponsored by Regus

Auror - Auckland
CricHQ - Wellington
Koordinates - Wellington
Linewize Ltd - Canterbury
Method Recycling - Station - Wellington
Quotient - Waikato
Sidekicker - Auckland
The Snowball Effect - Auckland

SUSTAINED INNOVATION EXCELLENCE - Sponsored by Sovereign

ARANZ Geo Limited - Leapfrog Modelling software - Canterbury
ARANZ Medical Limited - Silhouette & FastSCAN - Canterbury
Spark Ventures - Auckland
Zespri - SunGold Kiwifruit - Bay of Plenty

EXPORT INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE)

90 Seconds - Auckland
ARANZ Medical Limited - Silhouette & FastSCAN - Auckland
Fonterra - GA for paediatric nutrition - Manawatu/Wanaganui
Linewize Ltd - Canterbury
Volpara Health Technologies Limited - Wellington
Wine Grenade - Auckland
Zespri - SunGold Kiwifruit - Bay of Plenty

EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL INNOVATION - Sponsored by Yellow

Banqer - Canterbury
Countdown - The Foodbank Project - Auckland
High Performance Sport New Zealand - Goldmine - Auckland
KiwiHarvest - Auckland
Manaiakalani Education Trust - The Manaiakalani Programme - Auckland
The Mind Lab by Unitec - Postgraduate Programme - Auckland
Thought-Wired - Thought-Wired nous™ - Auckland

INNOVATION IN MAORI DEVELOPMENT - Sponsored by Poutama Trust

Kidscoin Ltd - Auckland
Manaiakalani Education Trust - The Manaiakalani Programme - Auckland
Ngati Rangi Trust - Ruapehu Whanau Transformation Plan - Manawatu/Wanganui
Squiggle Ltd - Young Engineers - Waikato
Te Ipukarea - Te Aka Dictionary & Te Reo Maori app & Tamata Toiere e-repository of waiata and haka - Auckland
Te Whare Hukahuka - Enabling Maori Leaders - Auckland

MOST INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL - Sponsored by 3M

Jamie Beaton - Crimson Consulting - Auckland
Jenene Crossan - Flossie.com - Auckland
Lillian Grace - Figure.NZ - Auckland
Russell Burt - Manaiakalani Education Trust - Auckland

YOUNG NEW ZEALAND INNOVATOR - Sponsored by MOTAT

Alejandro Davila - Conical (VR Studio) / Colab - Auckland
Alistair Scarfe - Robotics Plus - Bay of Plenty
Jamie Beaton - Crimson Consulting - Auckland
Katherine Holt – Massey University - Manawatu/Wanganui
Kerman Kohli - The App Shop - Auckland
Ross McCarthy - Airwave Ltd - Otago

BAYER SUPREME NEW ZEALAND INNOVATOR - Sponsored by Bayer New Zealand

Announced at the NZ Innovation Awards event.

THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD - Sponsored by Idealog

All finalists - public voting open from the 15 September to the 30 September 2016 at www.innovationawards.org.nz

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