Congratulations to all Tech Jumpstart winners announced yesterday (Thursday 5 October) evening.
The prize from each Technology Incubator (WNT Ventures and Astrolab) is a “pre-incubation”, where the incubator spends $35k doing a commercial assessment, and coming up with a commercial strategy for the technology. After this, if the incubator likes the look of the technology, they form a start-up to commercialise it.
KiwiNet also funds $20k for each of the winners.
Commercialisation support from R&I is provided to winners as well.
WNT Ventures prize:
Designing functional dresses for plants
Associate Professor David Leung
Laser Detection of Nitrates in Waterways and Soils
Dr Deb Crittenden and Associate Prof Sally Gaw
High Performance Printed Heat Exchangers
Professor Conan Fee and Dr Tim Huber
In-situ Damage Detection
Giuseppe Loporcaro and Professor Milo Kral
Miniature Electrochemical Sensing Elements for Detection of Nitrate
Dr Vladimir Golovko and Dr Aaron Marshall