New Zealand: Did you know... it's time to enter the New Zealand Innovators Awards? Entries close 13 August 2012
Last Updated: 8 July 2012

New Zealand Innovators Awards – entries now open.

There are many innovations in our world that go unrecognised, yet have become a regular and essential part of our daily lives. The New Zealand Innovators Awards seeks to unearth and celebrate these nationally. The New Zealand Innovators Awards celebrates and recognises great kiwi innovations, inventors and organisations that have invested in developing new products, services and ventures as well as improving the performance of their people and teams.

You are invited to participate in the 2012 awards and to tell your stories about the work that you do. You may be part of a large organisation developing new products and services, you maybe a small marketing based organisation or a small creative team. You may have a personal passion for innovation and invention1.

So help us make New Zealand the most innovative country in the world enter now .

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1The product of the creative process of inventing. In intellectual property law "invention" is a legal term usually describing patentable subject matter. Under current New Zealand legislation that subject matter includes any manner of manufacture which is new and involves an inventive step. However, certain types of invention are excluded from patentability. They include inventions which are contrary to morality (for example weapons of mass destruction) and methods of medical treatment (on public policy grounds that such methods should be available for health practitioners to use to the benefit of all society).

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