New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards finalists announced

New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards finalists announced

Over 40 companies vying for local technology accolades.

A record number of new entrants from companies across New Zealand have lifted the bar for this year’s Hi-Tech Awards.

Now in their 19th year, the awards are run by the New Zealand Hi-Tech Trust, a not for profit organisation aimed at promoting and supporting the technology industry.

“This year’s finalists range from companies in their infancy through to some of our biggest and most high profile hi-tech companies. New Zealand technology companies have a unique flavour that extends well beyond the realms of traditional ICT. It is great to see such a range of entries across the board and so many companies entering who are just embarking on their big journey,” says Wayne Norrie, chair of the Hi-Tech Trust.

This year’s 12- member international judging line-up includes Apple founder Steve Wozniak; Craig Nevill-Manning, director of engineering for Google in New York; and Howard Charney, senior vice president for Cisco.

Winners in each category will be announced at a black-tie gala dinner to be held at SkyCity in Auckland on 17 May.

The finalists are as follows:

PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year 2013

• Buckley Systems

• Serko

• Xero

Cisco Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year 2013


• GreenButton

• HydroWorks

• Living Cell Technologies

MBIE Science, Skills and Innovation Group Hi-Tech Start up Company of the Year 2013

• BIMstop

• Carnival Labs

• Oritain Global

• RedSeed

New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF) Hi-Tech Pre-Commercialisation Company of the Year 2013

• Performance Labs

• Sensagrid

• Solar Bright

• Timely

• Trigger Happy

• Veritide

Duncan Cotterill Innovative Hi-Tech Software Product 2013

• Carnival Labs

• CropLogic

• KlickEx

• Matakina Technology

• Vend

• Wynyard Group

State Government of Victoria, Australia Innovative Hi-Tech Service Product 2013

• KlickEx

• Shapeshifter

• Vend

Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product 2013

• 3i Innovation

• Compac Sorting Equipment

• Fusion Electronics

• ikeGPS

Telecom Business Innovative Hi-Tech Mobile Product 2013

• Carnival Labs

• ikeGPS

• KlickEx

• Mobi2Go

Fronde Hi-Tech Young Achiever 2013

• Robert Bell

• Guy Horrocks

• James Robertson

• Sam Talwar

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Best Contribution to the NZ Hi-Tech Sector from a Multinational Company 2013

• Microsoft

• Navico

• Sprint International

HSBC + NZMEA Hi-Tech Exporter of the Year over $5M 2013


• Buckley Systems

• Compac Sorting Equipment

• Xero

HSBC + NZMEA Hi-Tech Exporter of the Year $500,000 to $5m 2013

• 3i Innovation

• Carnival Labs

• Vend

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