Dec 11

Innovative technology puts 12 finalists on the list for KiwiNet awards

NZ Herald

A skin cancer prevention tool, biodegradable plastic packaging, and a special type of paint that can change the behaviour of cells, bacteria and viruses are all projects that have earned researchers a finalist position in the KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.

There are 12 finalists for the awards, designed to celebrate commercialisation success in New Zealand universities and Crown Research Institutes.

The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) is a consortium of 16 universities, Crown Research Institutes and a Crown Entity established to boost commercial outcomes from publicly funded research.

"We've uncovered another stellar group of innovation game changers from across New Zealand," KiwiNet chief executive James Hutchinson said.

"These researchers are showing how innovative Kiwi science is driving prosperity, adding value to our economy and taking our technology to the world."

Winners of the KiwiNet Awards 2017 will be announced at an evening reception on 13 July in Auckland.

The finalists:

Norman F. B. Barry Foundation Emergin Innovator Award

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