Finalists 2016


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

For those of you that want to shout about your achievements you can access the official Press Release here. Congratulations and we look forward to meeting you all at the Awards Event.

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

Will be announced on the 20th October 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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