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NZTE

Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Agritech Sector

You have developed a technology product, application or solution for use by those in the primary sector including (but not limited to) fishing, farming, forestry and horticulture.

Your Agritech product, application or solution is genuinely innovative and you can demonstrate how it’s positioned for future success.

Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Agritech Sector

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IBM

Innovative Company of the Year

You have developed a hi-tech company that is able to demonstrate both a unique and relevant strategy for growth and an innovative work culture.

You will be able to tell an exciting story as to how your innovative initiatives positions your company for sustainable future growth and business success.

Innovative Company of the Year

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Xero

Hi-Tech Young Achiever of the Year

Under the age of 30 years on 6th March, 2017

Making an outstanding contribution to a New Zealand hi-tech company as a founder or employee OR to the hi-tech sector itself.

Demonstrating qualities that single them out as a leader and achiever.

Hi-Tech Young Achiever of the Year

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ATEED

Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Creative Sector

You have developed a solution for the creative sector that is genuinely innovative and can demonstrate how it’s positioned for future success.

It may be a totally unique product, application or service - or new IP built on an existing application or technology framework.

Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Creative Sector

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Duncan Cotterill

Most Innovative Hi-Tech Software Product

You have developed a stand-alone software product that is genuinely innovative and can demonstrate how it’s positioned for future success.

It may be a totally unique product or new IP built on an existing application or technology framework; hosted on-premise or in the cloud.

Most Innovative Hi-Tech Software Product

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Endace

Most Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product

You have developed a hardware product that is genuinely innovative and can demonstrate how it’s positioned for future success.

Your technology solution must be clearly differentiated from that of your competition.

Your product may include software but the real competitive advantage has to come from its physical design.

Most Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product

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Kiwibank

Most Innovative Hi-Tech Service

You have developed a genuinely innovative service that is significantly enabled by some form of technology be its software or hardware.

It may be a totally unique service or a significant and unique changes that have been made to an existing service your company offers.

Most Innovative Hi-Tech Service

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QuickCircuit

Most Innovative Hi-Tech Mobile Product

You have developed a mobile technology product or application that is genuinely innovative and can demonstrate how it’s positioned for future success.

It may be a totally unique product or new IP built on an existing application or technology framework; for a phone or any other device.

Most Innovative Hi-Tech Mobile Product

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PwC

Hi-Tech Company of the Year

You have developed a successful hi-tech company with a track record of continuous achievement.

In your financial year ending in 2016 you will have reported revenue in excess of NZD10 million – a significant portion of which will be from export.

You will be able to tell an exciting story of revenue growth, sustained innovation, export success and how you plan to achieve the goals you’ve set.

Hi-Tech Company of the Year

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Tait Communications

Flying Kiwi 2017

The Tait Communications Flying Kiwi Award recognises individuals that have made a sustained and outstanding contribution to New Zealand's high-tech industry. Each year at least one Flying Kiwi is recognised by the NZ Hi-Tech Trust - it can identify a "living legend" or be made as a posthumous award. The winner will be announced at the Hi-Tech Awards Gala Dinner on the 12th May.

Flying Kiwi 2017

Callaghan Innovation

Best Hi-Tech Maori Innovation

You have at least 50% Maori ownership and/or your single largest shareholder is Maori

You have undertaken a commercial endeavor, using technology, which is genuinely innovative and can demonstrate how it’s positioned a Maori business or organisation for future success.

It may be a totally unique or new IP built on an existing application or technology framework; either way the innovation will have turned an idea into a commercially available new product or way of working.

Best Hi-Tech Maori Innovation

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Coretex

Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year

You have made the transition from a start up to having annual revenue of between NZD1 million and NZD10 million for your reported financial year ending in 2016.

You will be able to tell an exciting story of innovation, market opportunity, competitive advantage and how you plan to achieve the goals you’ve set.

You will also be able to demonstrate significant revenue growth and have a clearly articulated business strategy to support your future plans.

Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year

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New Zealand Venture Investment Fund

Hi-Tech Startup Company of the Year

You have developed a hi-tech company that has moved into an early revenue growth phase and has annual revenue of less than NZD1 million for your reported financial year ending in 2016.

You may be a very young company, or one that has taken several years to get out of the pre-commercialisation starting blocks.

You will be able to tell an exciting story of innovation, market opportunity, competitive advantage and how you plan to achieve the goals you’ve set.

Hi-Tech Startup Company of the Year

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QualIT

Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Public Sector

You have developed a technology solution (product, service or application) for use by those in the public sector including (but not limited to) government, local government and NGOs.

OR

You have developed a technology solution that supports the public sector and has a beneficial impact on New Zealanders.

Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Public Sector

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