Calling all Kiwi innovators

The New Zealand Innovation Awards recognise standout innovations that change our world.

From the humble paperclip to building rockets to feeding hungry kids cola with a conscience. Kiwis have innovation in their bones and it's time to recognise and celebrate innovation in all of its forms - whether it be a product, service, process or business - the New Zealand Innovation Awards help people with their crazy-great ideas and innovations.

These awards were created to give smart, innovative NZ individuals and businesses a platform to be recognised and celebrated. So... now it's your turn! You could be a one-man band, a company of a few or a large corporate - tell NZ Innovation Awards how YOUR innovation changes our world.

Now in its seventh year, there are 22 categories up for grabs, covering a range of industries and sectors including the newest addition: Innovation in Tourism & Entertainment. Categories also cover different growth stages and business types, so whether you’re a social enterprise, still in pre-launch research mode, or are expanding into new global markets, there are plenty of ways to showcase your work.

In 2016, the Bayer Supreme NZ Innovation Award was won by ARANZ Medical, with Dr Bruce Davey saying “To be the Supreme Innovator is just superb, it’s a real testament to the team that we have back in Christchurch – to have this acknowledgement is just brilliant.”

Winners will be announced at the NZ Innovation Awards event on 19th October at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland. Regardless of whether you enter the Awards, save the date for this event as it’s not often 700+ innovators, investors and all-round inspiring people are together in one room!

Entries are now OPEN, so jump online and submit your entry before Friday 28th July, 2017.

For any questions on categories, the entry process or if you’re just after some advice on how to put your best foot forward for the Awards, contact Andy on 0800 2 INNOVATE (46668), +64 21 484 904 or