New Zealand Innovation Awards 2016 - And the winners are...


It was a great night of innovation for New Zealand. Over 700 entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and business people gathered to hear all about New Zealand most innovative companies who are producing some of the world’s most game changing innovations!

Announced as part of the New Zealand Innovation Awards at SKY City Convention Centre were 21 winners, 19 highly commended awards across 11 industry categories and 10 business disciplines.

ARANZ Medical came out on top as the Bayer Supreme New Zealand Innovation! Amongst the winners are a good mix of innovation using a wide range of technologies from Farmshed Labs with Flashmate a breeding detector, to 90 Seconds a cloud based video production platform. There are several winners that contribute to making the world a better place - the Manaiakalani Programme, an innovative digital learning approach and framework for schools to increase learning success, and Ogo Technology with their Personal Mobility Device which uses intuitive movement to aid mobility of its users.

Winners in the New Zealand Innovation Awards 2016 demonstrate that “as a country we are growing up”, says NZ Innovation Council CEO Louise Webster.  

Click HERE for the full list of winners!

Listen to interviews with the winners here:

Paul Henry talked with Dr. Bruce Davey, CEO of ARANZ Medical, winner of this year's Bayer Supreme Award in Innovation and category winner for Innovation & Technology Solutions.

Mark Sainsbury talks with Jamie Beaton, a young entrepreneur and now millionaire, co-founder of Crimson Education, and Young Innovator of the Year 2016.

Willie Jackson and Alison Mau spoke to 'Ogo' inventor Kevin Halsall about winning the Design & Innovation award with his mobility chair, destined to change the lives of people with disabilities.

Duncan Garner talks with NZ's Most Inspiring's Jenene Crossan.

Helen Jackson talks with the woman who is about to change the way we feel about meat substitutes in every way. Meet Shama Sukul Lee from Sunfed Meats, winner of the Innovation Excellence in Research award

Carly Flynn talks to Ariana Paul - the force of nature behind Squiggle - winner of the Innovation in Maori Development award and part of the Waikato team who are achieving amazing results with their Young Engineers programme.

Vaughn Davis talks with Marcus Wild from 90 Seconds, winner of the Media, Mobile & Entertainment award and the world's leading cloud creation platform that allows brands to purchase, plan, shoot, edit and review video anywhere in the world, online and on mobile.

Vaughn Davis talks to Russell Burt about The Manaiakalani Programme's double award-winning breakthrough innovation in education.

RadioLIVE would like to congratulate all the winners of the NZ Innovation Awards 2016. 

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