Scott Technology and FarmIQ feature in Innovation Awards

Congratulations to robotic meat boning technology experts Scott Technology and FarmIQ for being included in the finalists list for the New Zealand Innovation Awards 2015.

Otago-based Scott Technology has been nominated in both the Innovation in Agribusiness & Environment and the Innovation Excellence in Research for its lamb forequarter cut automation system and also the Sustained Innovation Excellence section.

Wellington-based FarmIQ has been nominated in the Innovation in Agribusiness & Environment and the Innovation in Information Communications Technology & Cloud Solutions categories.

The awards organisers say that competition was fierce with an increase of 24 percent in entry numbers and a world class standard of innovation entries received.

The Innovation Council’s chief executive Louise Webster says the 2015 entrants give a real sense that Kiwi innovation is moving into the mainstream, demonstrating world leading approaches to innovation with many businesses going global from day one.

The award winners will be announced at the awards event held at The Cloud, Queens Wharf in Auckland on Wednesday 21 October. For more information, and to purchase tickets for the event, go to www.innovators.org.nz or call 0800 2 INNOVATE (46668).

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