AJ Park is a proud supporter of this year's Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) Research Commercialisation Awards that celebrate the talented work of New Zealand's most innovative and forward-thinking universities and Crown Research Institutes.
Four awards will be presented on 11 June 2014 in Auckland including the AJ Park Commercialisation Collaboration Award. The remaining three are the Researcher Entrepreneur Award, the Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Research & Business Partnership Award, and the Commercial Deal Award.
'AJ Park is pleased to support the awards as they highlight the organisations that are at the forefront of innovation, and showcase the changing landscape of commercial business in New Zealand. The AJ Park Commercialisation Collaboration Award recognises an outstanding collaboration formed between multiple research organisations that created a technology or addressed a business need designed to enhance our country's ability to compete internationally,' says AJ Park's Chief Executive, Pete Boyle.
KiwiNet is a collaboration of 13 universities, Crown Research Institutes and a Crown Entity established to boost commercial outcomes from publicly funded research. The awards feature remarkable efforts by research organisations that turn science into commercial value, and they help bring awareness to the excellence in research and business leadership.
Other sponsors of the awards include by BNZ, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, and Sciencelens photography. Winners will be announced at the reception on 11 June. Read the official media release from KiwiNet.
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