ENTRIES ARE OPEN!

If there's a company out there that you think has what it takes, fill out this quick Nomination Form to let us know about them.  We'll shoulder-tap them and let them know that they should enter - sometimes all you need is a little encouragement! Nominations close 19 Feb.

PWC

Hi-Tech Company of the Year

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

In your calendar year ending in 2017 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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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.

Best Hi-Tech Maori Innovation

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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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IBM

Inspiring Individual of the Year

This award is awarded to an inspiring, influential individual that is making an outstanding contribution to a New Zealand hi-tech company as a director, senior executive, employee or contractor and/or to the hi-tech sector itself.

The recipient will demonstrate qualities that single them out as a leader, achieving way beyond what could be considered their “day job”.

Inspiring Individual of the Year

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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 calendar year ending in 2017.

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 Emerging Company of the Year

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Duncan Cotterill

Most Innovative Hi-Tech Software Solution

You have developed a stand-alone software solution 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 Solution

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VISA

Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Public Good

You have developed a technology solution (hardware, software or service based) that is being provided without profit to members of society, either in New Zealand or globally.

For use by non-for profits, as well as (but not limited to) government, local government, and NGOs.

Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Public Good

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Tait Communications

Flying Kiwi 2018

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 25th May.

Flying Kiwi 2018

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 calendar year ending in 2017.

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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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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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 is 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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Quick Circuit

Best Contribution to the NZ Hi-Tech Sector by an Internationally Headquartered Company

This Award goes to a company who is an active participant in the local Hi-Tech Sector but whose local headquarters is outside of NZ.

You will be able to tell an exciting story as to how the initiatives your company has participated in or led, has created sustainable growth and business success for New Zealand’s technology sector.

Best Contribution to the NZ Hi-Tech Sector by an Internationally Headquartered Company

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Xero

Hi-Tech Young Achiever of the Year

This award goes to an outstanding individual that has made a substantial contribution to a New Zealand hi-tech company as a founder, employee, OR a contribution to the hi-tech sector itself. They have proven to demonstrate qualities that single them out as an excellent leader and achiever.

The individual must be under the age of 30 years on 6th March, 2018 and undergo a face-to-face finalists panel interview.

Hi-Tech Young Achiever of the Year

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New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

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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