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Smart New ideas creating growth

9 May 2003
Media release

Smart New ideas creating growth

“Commercialising new ideas is a key to New Zealand’s economic future, “said Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton today in announcing 94 new Enterprise Awards from Industry New Zealand.

“I am pleased to see that the Enterprise Awards lists always feature people and businesses seeking funding for intellectual property protection, developing prototypes and commercialising their new ideas, “ said Jim Anderton.

The total of awards announced today comes to over $1.2 million, and mark over 770 awards granted since October 2000.

Enterprise Awards provide early stage financial assistance for well-defined business projects and concepts. Proposals must have commercial potential and be directed at the creation of a new business or the expansion of an existing one.

The awards are made to businesses with good prospects of making a sustained contribution to the New Zealand economy in coming years,” said Jim Anderton.

Today 38 Ministers and Government MPs are visiting more than 50 businesses (some of them are enterprise award winners), schools and skills training organisations to see growth and innovation at work. Smart Growth Day visits celebrate growth through new ideas in the lead up to Budget 2003. .

Today Jim Anderton and Steve Maharey will announce a Bio Commerce centre supported by $2 million provided by Government in partnership with the Manawatu region. Later Jim Anderton will announce assistance for a world class electronics cluster of companies in Christchurch.

Case Gilbert Olives, Lloyd Case Gilbert , $20,000, develop an olive oil press
Innovative Engineering Solutions Ltd, $20,000, develop self-opening farm gate product
Pukeraro Exotics Ltd, Andrew Wearmouth , $20,000, develop machine to measure flowerbulbs
Herbnz Ltd, $15,468, artwork and design

Atack Industries Ltd, $20,000, intellectual property protection, developing new food product
de Bruin-Judge Furniture Ltd, $6,000, intellectual property protection
Enviroproducts International Ltd, John Missen , $10,175, develop composite structural element product
Fibreoptic Light & Design Ltd, Bruce Keys, $19,800, development of a “Super-yacht” lighting system
Heart Music Ltd, $20,000, prototype design
Indian Ink Theatre Company Ltd, Justin Lewis, $2,306, market investigation
Net Assured Ltd, Vince Niumata , $20,000, develop “virtual keypad” product
OceanNZ Blue Ltd, John Illingsworth , $6,300, research commercial farming and marketing of paua
RMSD Ltd, Kay Madigan , $3,261, trade fair participation for Auto Anchor product
Ubiquity Software Ltd, Guy Bibby , $19,237, develop “uTransact” e-commerce software product
Ecocover International, Murray Cruickshank , $18,618, develop growth strategy
Elder Knight & Company Ltd, $14,904, prototype artwork & design, & marketing plans
Future Electronics Ltd. Lindsay Baxter, $8,057, trade fair participation and development of diesel engine controller
Jacking Systems Ltd, Greg Neighbours, $20,000, business planning and intellectual property protection
Nexus6 Ltd, Garth Sutherland, $8,212, develop “SmartHaler” asthma treatment system
Optimal Decision Technologies Ltd, Jeff Meyer , $17,825, develop software product
PBL (NZ) Ltd, $20,000, intellectual property protection
Cocoon Corporation Ltd, Gerald Smith, $11,250, develop manufacture of merino wool product
G L Willis t/a Ant Free Pet Dish Corp, Graham Willis, , $2,291, design costs
Hitex Plastering Ltd, Ian Holyoake, , $20,000, development of Hitex Diamond Cavity Product
Touchpoint Ltd, Steve Shearman, , $15,750, develop marketing software,
Eco Insulation Ltd, Greg Sweeney, $17,898, develop insulation product
E-mmediate Delivery Company Ltd, $20,000, business planning & intellectual property protection
Energypro Systems Ltd, $7,200, business planning for software development
Global Advantage Ltd, Maurice Dubey, 2 separate awards: 1st $11,125 for prototype design,2nd $5,310 to develop Zebcode product
Liz Mitchell Design Ltd, Liz Mitchell , $20,000, marketing, financial viability & HR planning, new market investigation
Lomak International Ltd, $5,625, intellectual property protection
Phosphor Ltd t/a Phosphor Essence, Cam Stewart , $16,875, develop export strategy for kiosk & website products
SimWorks International Ltd, Aaron Davidson , $20,000, develop subscriber data management system
Visual Technologies Ltd, $8,437, develop marketing strategy
Wet & Forget Ltd, Rod Jenden , $20,000, develop product range

Anaesthesia Care Ltd, Dr Bruce Rudge , $20,000, develop method of syringe/drug administration
De Lautour Development Ltd, Bob Sands, $15,815, develop a range of pumps
Grasshopper Ltd, Geoff Knox, $20,000, develop digital imaging software product
Mille Bio-Sciences Ltd, Dr Steve Hodgkinson, $2,812, intellectual property protection
IQuest (NZ) Ltd, David Richards, $14,916, support development and commercialisation of a new datalogger
Aleki Tees Ltd, Alekisanita Taumoepeau, $4,787, develop a golf tee tool,
Awhina Ltd, Mr Chris Yates, $20,000, develop computer training portal,
J & G Enterprises Ltd, $20,000, develop animal remedy product
Biozone International Ltd, Richard Allan , $8,935, trade fair participation
Health Concepts Ltd, $15,609, business planning & market investigation
A R Jacobsen & PJ Jacobsen Estate, Ross Jacobsen , $14,072, develop frost protection system

Prohunt New Zealand Ltd, Norman MacDonald , $9,176, quality standards certification, financial planning, and marketing

Donovan Doogue Ltd t/a Merritt Street Physiotherapy & Community Solutions, Sam Doogue (07) 307 0230, $20,000, prototype design & intellectual property for rehabilitation system
Mt Fort Naval Stores Ltd, Ray Mountfort , $3,375, extract rosin and turpentine from pinus radiata stumps
Murray Shaw t/a Pro-Lan, $6,370, prototype development, artwork & design

Info-Scan Ltd, Wayne McLean, 2 separate awards to develop financial market information product, 1st for $11,200, 2nd for $4,800
Te Mata Holdings Ltd, $20,000, prototype development
Agr-lab Co-Products Ltd, $17,404, international quality standards certification, business planning & product development

Engineering Control Ltd, Greg Chapman, $20,000, development of “PressMax” animal feed mill press control product

Quality Innovations Ltd, Vijay Patel, $11,409, develop a pageholder
Fleet Australasia Ltd, John Carr, $877, develop sport line marking products
Ethan Design & Production Ltd, $3,359, international quality standards certification

Decopot Ltd, Paul Pepworth , $20,000, pilot-scale plant for ceramic products

Hyperbolex Ltd, $8,437, E-commerce/E-business strategy for “The Mole” software
Digital Telemetry Ltd, Chris Clifton , $8,473, intellectual property protection for modem controllers and gateway software
Northwest Pumps & Equipment, $8,493, mentoring and new market investigation
Purebreed New Zealand Ltd, Roland Wimmers , $20,000, development of merino wool in active, leisure fashion market
Aspiring Software Ltd, Alistair Munro, , $4,185, develop “Websurfcam” software
Bishop Fleet Optimization Ltd, Derrick Bishop, , $10,106, develop vehicle management system
Laura Davison, , $20,000, develop personal grooming kit
David Jarvis, , $13,556, develop risk management software product
Energy & Technical Services Ltd, Geoff Bennett, , $20,000, develop “e-bench” software product
Robyn Downham, $6,585, prototype development & intellectual property protection
Fringe of the Sky Ltd, John MacKay, , $9,000, Marketing plan and development of “Virtual Katy” sound-editing software
Meycov Food Ltd t/a Rutherford & Meyer, Jan Meyer, , $10,378, develop fruit based products
Catalyst Consulting Ltd, $20,000, market investigation & intellectual property protection
Jack Gordon-Cosby , $4,500, intellectual property protection

AFlex Technology NZ Ltd, Martin Stratford , $945, market investigation
Info2go Ltd, George Aker , $5,608, develop e-commerce portal
Blumenfeld’s Olive Oil Ltd, Rose Wells, $14,204, business planning and development for virgin olive oil
L W & A C Robinson t/a Para Para Produce, Lance Robinson, $18,629, development of ‘Sunfrost’ frozen fruit machine

Brylton Software Ltd, Adrian McGrath , 2 separate awards to develop multi-lingual educational software, 1st for $8,550, 2nd for $7,500
Aotearoa Software Ltd, $20,000, intellectual property protection and prototype design
Blue Marble Polymers, Tim Chapman , $20,000, intellectual property protection for biodegradable EPS foam blocks
Digital Presentations, Sam Chaffey , $20,000, develop 3D software
Desynz Ltd, Mike Hodgkinson, , $20,000, Develop mono-frame multi-terrain motorcycle
Forte Solutions Ltd, Deborah Abraham , $10,150, develop Geneva software product
The Medical Software Corporation Ltd, Richard Perry, develop X-Calibre software product
Papageno Productions Ltd, Sue Wolfenden, $20,000, development costs for Dress Up Box products
Thian Agri Manufacturing Ltd, $16,632, develop seed drill

Better Bods, Rachel Tomkinson , $6,271, business expansion in areas of fitness seminars, videos and education
Mackenzie Centre Community Trust, Richard Stubbs , $17,611, develop heritage centre project

Goldfields Ltd, Peter Egerton, $11,250, develop tourism site
Via Ferrata NZ Ltd, Dr John Knight , $20,000, develop fixed aid assisted rock climbing as a tourism activity
Stephen August , $2,889, develop burner system for hot-tub product

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