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Congratulations to KiwiNet Awards 2020 Winners

The KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards is New Zealand’s premier event celebrating the achievements of New Zealand individuals, teams and organisations actively commercialising publicly funded research.


The winners of the Awards were announced on 15 October 2020:

  • Researcher Entrepreneur Award: Professor Jim Johnston – Victoria University of Wellington (VUW)

  • Breakthrough Innovator Award: Dr Eldon Tate – Inhibit Coatings

  • Commercialisation Professional Award: Brooke Marshall – AgResearch

  • Commercial Impact Award: Massey University – FERRI PRO IP Sale

  • Supreme Award: Professor Jim Johnston - VUW.


Catalyst Intellectual Property is proud to count winners Inhibit Coatings, AgResearch, Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University among its valued clients.


David Koedyk (Senior Associate at Catalyst Intellectual Property) clearly remembers Prof. Johnston as his undergraduate chemistry lecturer at VUW. Prof. Johnston would make a point of highlighting the commercial perspective to research. He gave students insights to the commercialisation process by reflecting on his own in-progress commercial endeavours in functional textiles, nanotechnology and geothermal silica. A valuable addition to the CHEM302 course!


Full details of the awards are at the KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards website: https://kiwinet.org.nz/Awards/Awards2020


Congratulations to the winners!


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