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Most Innovative Hi-Tech Solution for a More Sustainable Future


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Once you click the link below, you will be taken to our online entry portal and asked to sign up/sign in. Once you are signed up, you will be able to select your category to enter into.

Along the way, your entry progress will automatically be saved under your account for you to come back and finish at any time before entries close.

Entries close on Monday 4 March 2024 at 5:00 pm

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The winner of this category will be a company that has successfully introduced an innovative technology solution to improve sustainability. The solution should demonstrate how it makes a positive impact on the environment in Aotearoa and/or overseas, such as maintaining, restoring or limiting damage to the natural environment. Evidence will need to be provided to demonstrate that the company has made at least one sale in the year from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

Eligibility for this Category

Your company is registered in NZ and meets at least two of the following criteria​:

  • Founded in NZ
  • Global headquarters are in NZ
  • At least 20% of your employees reside in NZ
  • The product/solution originated in NZ or was substantially developed in NZ

In Entering this Category

  • You have developed a product/solution principally focused on maintaining or restoring any aspect of the natural environment or minimising any of the harmful effects of human activity on the environment.
  • You have made a commercial sale in calendar year 2023. This excludes grants and investment. 
  • Your product or solution is genuinely innovative, can make a serious, positive, beneficial impact and you can demonstrate how it’s positioned for significant future success.
  • Upon request, you can supply the judges with evidence to support any claims made in this entry and be able to prove that:
    • The solution was designed in NZ
    • Your company owns or has rights to use the IP
    • The first commercial sale of the product/solution was made between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email info@hitech.org.nz or call +64 21 223 8506.

Request a Soft Copy Entry Form for This Category

Complete this form to receive a downloadable sample form to draft your entry, allowing you to collaborate with team members and get stakeholder approval prior to submitting your entry online.

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All entries must be submitted into the online entry portal by 5pm Monday 4 March 2024.


It's time to shoulder-tap that company or individual that deserves some recognition.

If there's a company or certain person out there that you think has what it takes, fill out this quick Nomination Form to let us know about them. Nominations can be made for all of the 14 award categories. Nominations close Monday, 19 February 2024 i.e. two weeks before entries close.

We'll reach out to them and let them know that they should enter - sometimes all you need is a little encouragement!

Hi-Tech Young Achiever category: can self enter or enter on behalf of someone. Entry must be made in the Award Force portal by 5pm Monday, 4 March 2024

Hi-Tech Inspiring Individual category: by nomination only. Entry to be submitted in Award Force portal by by 5pm Monday, 4 March 2024.