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11Ants Analytics – Big Data Software

11Ants Analytics is a spin-out company from WaikatoLink that created and commercialised 11Ants RAP – a...

Alistair Jerrett – Seafood Industry Innovation

Alistair Jerrett from Plant & Food Research won the Researcher Entrepreneur Award for his work with...

Andy Buchanan – Timber Structures for Earthquake-resistant Buildings

Professor Andy Buchanan from the University of Canterbury is a world-leading researcher in the use of timber...

ArcActive – Hybrid Battery Innovation

Stop-start cars have much higher fuel efficiency than conventional cars – and innovative New Zealand...

AUT – Growing the Surf Clam Industry

New Zealand’s surf clam industry is small – but a collaboration between research and industry is looking...

Biopolymer Network and Barnes Plastics – Zealafoam

The Biopolymer Network and Barnes Plastics have combined forces to create ZealaFoam – an exciting...

Biopolymer Network – A Collaborative Group

The Biopolymer Network is a New Zealand-based research company focused on producing bio-based products and...

Callaghan Innovation – Advanced Sonar Technology

A New Zealand collaboration has developed an advanced sonar technology that is making waves in commercial...

Callaghan Innovation – Ovine Automation Consortium

The Ovine Automation Consortium (OAL) is a unique collaboration between key players in New Zealand’s meat...

Cawthron Institute –: Selling Purified Marine Toxins

Cawthron Institute’s lucrative deal to supply a range of purified marine toxins to international company...

Comvita and Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology – Winning Partnership

Auckland University’s Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology has partnered with Comvita to ensure their...

ESR – STRmix

ESR was nominated in the KiwiNet PWC Commercial Deal Award. STRmix, a software for forensic science, is...

GlycoSyn and Callaghan Innovation – Kifunensine

The winners of the Commercial Deal Award were GlycoSyn and Callaghan Innovation for their work on kifunensine...

Grasslanz – Innovative Plant Technology

Grasslanz Technology develops innovative solutions to improve pasture on New Zealand farms.

Heilala Vanilla and Massey University – Value-added Vanilla Products

Heilala Vanilla and Massey University have worked together to develop premium value-added products from...

Iain Anderson – Artificial Muscle Technology

While artificial muscle technology has been around for some time, a team at Auckland University have further...

Ian Yule – Aerial Scanning for Pasture Analysis

Professor Ian Yule, Massey University, is interested in precision agriculture sensing. He has developed a...

Ian Yule – Pasture Meter

A team at Massey University developed a pasture and crop-sensing device to optimise feed budgets. The...

Landcare Research and TBfree New Zealand – Eradicating Bovine Tuberculosis

A collaboration between Landcare Research and Tbfree New Zealand is delivering national benefits by...

Lincoln University – NZ Seed Industry Alliance

The New Zealand Seed Industry Alliance is a consortium of seed researchers and industry partners. Alliance...

Otago Innovation – TOXINZ Database

TOXINZ, the National Poison Centre’s online database of toxic compounds, is widely used by New Zealand...

PFR & Northwest Plant – Plant Variety Commercialisation

Plant & Food Research and US-based plant nursery company Northwest Plant have revolutionised plant...

PFR – Land Use Change and Intensification

The Land Use Change and Intensification programme helps farmers to increase production from their land in an...

Phil Butler – Transforming Medical Imaging

Professor Phil Butler from the University of Canterbury has commercialised a colour CT scanner. His research...

Plant & Food Research and Etec Crop Solutions – Pheromone-based Insecticide

Plant & Food Research and Etec Crop Solutions have worked together to develop new pheromone-based...

Plant & Food Research and Zespri – Responding to PSA

In 2010, Plant & Food Research and Zespri responded to the PSA outbreak by using their established...

Precision Seafood Harvesting – Changing the Way New Zealand Fishes

Alistair Jerrett’s research has been devoted to finding new ways to harvest fish commercially –...

Professors Bill Wilson and Bill Denny

The Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre (ACSRC) is one of the most productive units in the world for...

Professors Covic and Boys – Inductive Power Transfer

Professors Grant Covic and John Boys (University of Auckland) are pioneers in wireless power transfer – the...

Ron Beatson – Transforming the Hops Industry

Plant & Food’s Ron Beatson’s research into hops has resulted in new cultivars that are transforming...

Springfree Trampolines

Professor Keith Alexander is the innovator behind the Springfree trampoline – a redesign of the standard...

Stephen Sowerby – Promoting Applied Science

Professor Stephen Sowerby from the University of Otago has co-founded two companies based on his research in...

Tait Communications and Wireless Research Centre – Wireless Communication Technologies

Tait Communications and the Wireless Research Centre combined forces in the development of technology in LTE...

Titanium Technologies New Zealand – Titanium Powder Metallurgy

Titanium Technologies New Zealand (TiTeNZ) was the winner of the AJ Park Commercialisation Collaboration...

WaikatoLink and Aduro Biopolymers – Bloodmeal to Bioplastic

Aduro Biopolymers has developed Novatein – a novel bioplastic that is made from bloodmeal (a byproduct of...

WaikatoLink – Aldera Animal Health

Aldera Animal Health has a vision – to bring together the collective expertise of New Zealand’s research...

KiwiNet: the Kiwi Innovation Network

The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) is a consortium of New Zealand universities, Crown research institutes...

KiwiNet Awards 2015

The third KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards (KiwiNet Awards) were held on 17 June 2015. The awards...

KiwiNet Awards 2014

The second KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards (KiwiNet Awards) were held on 11 June 2014. The awards...

KiwiNet Awards 2013

The first KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards (KiwiNet Awards) were held in 2013. The awards celebrate...

Alistair Jerrett

Alistair Jerrett (Plant & Food Research), winner of the Researcher Entrepreneur Award at the 2014 KiwiNet...

Biopolymer box

A biopolymer box made from a sustainable alternative to polystyrene.

Fred Samandari and James Kyd

Fred Samandari (Wireless Research Centre) and James Kyd (Tait Communications) celebrate their win at the...

Learning about kifunensine

Paul Benjes and Tony Davidson (GlycoSyn and Callaghan Innovation) present their work on kifunensine to the...

Precision Seafood Harvesting

Gerard Janssen, Suzy Black and Alistair Jerrett (Precision Seafood Harvesting) celebrate winning the...

Raspberry – Wakefield cultivar

A new raspberry cultivar has resulted in a revolutionary plant variety licence.

TiTeNZ presentation

Describing the work of TiTeNZ (Titanium Technologies New Zealand) at the 2014 KiwiNet Awards.

‘Dark moments’ in innovation

Presenters at the 2014 KiwiNet Awards describe the darkest moments in their innovation journeys.