The finalists of the annual New Zealand Innovation Awards have been named – and the line-up includes a range of organisations, large enterprises, and public-sector entities as well as individuals and start-ups.
Representing game-changing innovation, this year's entries include ethical corporate workwear, Te Reo Maori smartphones, quiet drones, and solar-powered cow collars.
“They all demonstrate in their own way that Kiwi innovation has come a long way with a vibrant and active innovation in the business community,” says founder and chief executive of the New Zealand Innovation Council, Louise Webster.
“Since the awards began we have seen a shift away from businesses developing new products and services for the New Zealand market to a strong focus on export markets with many businesses going global from day one.”
Winners will be announced on October 19.
The finalists of the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards include:
Click here to view the complete list of finalists.