New Zealand Innovation Awards

New Zealand Innovation Awards

It'll be fine

The economist John Maynard Keynes got plenty right. But one thing he got very wrong was his belief that we would probably all be working 15 hour weeks by now because our material needs would largely be met. Many believe he completely underestimated the competitive nature of humanity and our drive for progress, and over the past month, I saw that first hand as an evaluator for the New Zealand Innovation Awards.

Innovation

Entries for the 2016 round of the New Zealand Innovation Awards close today at 5pm so if you've got an amazing product, service or venture – or you know someone with a great idea who needs to be shoulder-tapped – get a move on. And to get you thinking about entering – and to do as we always do and celebrate innovation of all stripes – we'll be showing our jealousy and regularly showcasing the best and/or wackiest ideas we come across. Next up, some of the more interesting ideas that could fit into the social innovation category.

Innovation

The 2016 round of the New Zealand Innovation Awards is open for entries so if you’ve got an amazing product, service or venture – or you know someone with a great idea who needs to be shoulder-tapped – now’s the time to tell your story. But you better do it quick – entries close on Friday, August 5. And to get you thinking about entering – and to do as we always do and celebrate innovation of all stripes – we’re showcasing the best ideas we come across. And this week we’re looking at some awesome innovations that could fit into the media, mobile and entertainment category.

Innovation

The 2016 round of the New Zealand Innovation Awards is open for entries so if you've got an amazing product, service or venture—or you know someone with a great idea who needs to be shoulder-tapped—now's the time to tell your story. And to get you thinking about entering—and to do as we always do and celebrate innovation of all stripes—we'll be showing our jealousy and regularly showcasing the best and/or wackiest ideas we come across. Next up, some of the more interesting ideas that could fit into the marketing and communications category.

Wish we'd thought of that

The 2016 round of the New Zealand Innovation Awards is open for entries so if you've got an amazing product, service or venture—or you know someone with a great idea who needs to be shoulder-tapped—now's the time to tell your story. And to get you thinking about entering—and to do as we always do and celebrate innovation of all stripes—we'll be showing our jealousy and regularly showcasing the best and/or wackiest ideas we come across. Next up, some of the more interesting ideas that could fit into the health and science category.

Wish we'd thought of that

The 2016 round of the New Zealand Innovation Awards is open for entries so if you've got an amazing product, service or venture—or you know someone with a great idea who needs to be shoulder-tapped—now's the time to tell your story. And to get you thinking about entering—and to do as we always do and celebrate innovation of all stripes—we're showcasing the best ideas we come across. And this week we're looking at jealousy-inspiring ideas that would fit into the food and beverage category.

Wish we'd thought of that

The 2016 round of the New Zealand Innovation Awards is open for entries so if you've got an amazing product, service or venture—or you know someone with a great idea who needs to be shoulder-tapped—now's the time to tell your story. And to get you thinking about entering—and to do as we always do and celebrate innovation of all stripes—we're showcasing the best ideas we come across. And this week we're looking at jealousy-inspiring ideas that would fit into the education, training and development category.

Wish we'd thought of that

The 2016 round of the New Zealand Innovation Awards is open for entries so if you've got an amazing product, service or venture—or you know someone with a great idea who needs to be shoulder-tapped—now's the time to tell your story. And to get you thinking about entering—and to do as we always do and celebrate innovation of all stripes—we're showcasing the best ideas we come across. This week, jealousy-inspiring innovations that would fit into the sustainability and cleantech category.

The 2016 round of the New Zealand Innovation Awards is open for entries so if you've got an amazing product, service or venture—or you know someone with a great idea who needs to be shoulder-tapped—now's the time to tell your story. And to get you thinking about entering—and to do as we always do and celebrate innovation of all stripes—we'll be showing our jealousy and regularly showcasing the best and/or wackiest ideas we come across. Next up, some of the wonderful things that have been created to save us precious time and help us avoid menial tasks.

Wish we'd thought of that

The 2016 round of the New Zealand Innovation Awards is open for entries so if you've got an amazing product, service or venture—or you know someone with a great idea who needs to be shoulder-tapped—now's the time to tell your story. And to get you thinking about entering—and to do as we always do and celebrate innovation of all stripes—we'll be showing our jealousy and regularly showcasing the best and/or wackiest ideas we come across. First up, some of the more interesting methods devised to get you from A to B.

Recruitment

Weirdly, winner of the Emerging New Zealand Innovator at this year's NZ Innovators Awards, is an online recruitment tool built around the belief that bringing like-minded individuals together, who are engaged and passionate about their work, makes them more productive and loyal to their employer.

Peer-to-peer

“The big four banks in New Zealand are among the most profitable in the world. Why?” asks Monica Mathis, Harmoney’s general manager. Because, she says, while they are lending money to people (to buy a car or take a holiday, for example) at an average 15%-17%, customers with fixed term deposits are getting 2%-4%. “The rest goes into bank operating expenses and profits.”

Awards

A publishing platform where children can read and publish optimistic news stories; a baby calming device designed by three kiwi dads; a zero-radiation breast cancer screening method; a digital estate planning service; a buy-one-give-one lunch service; incontinency underwear; 'gamified' depression therapy...