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Search begins for New Zealand’s leading innovators

22 April 2009

Search begins for New Zealand’s leading innovators

Bayer, a global leader in innovation, is looking for New Zealand’s most innovative people to enter the Bayer Innovators Awards, in association with the National Business Review.

The awards, which recognise top innovators in the fields of Science and Health; Design and Engineering; Agriculture and Environment; Research and Development; and Information Technology and Communications, are open for entries until 29 May 2009.

Bayer New Zealand would like to hear from individuals who are involved in a successful innovation or innovative project, or who are recognised by colleagues as an ideas person with innovative successes.

Bayer Corporate Communications Manager William Malpass said that as a global company with a proud history in research and development, Bayer had always recognised the link between innovation and business success.

“That’s why we’re once again teaming up with the National Business Review to find New Zealand’s most innovative people through the Bayer Innovators Awards 2009,” he said.    

“It may be that you are involved in an exciting project or know someone who is. If that is the case, then we want to hear from you.”

The National Business Review will showcase the top innovators from each of the categories and winners will be announced at a special cocktail event on 25 August 2009.

Mr Malpass said this was the third year the Awards had been held and each year they went from strength to strength.

Entries for the awards are now open and can be made through the website Closing date for entries is 29 May 2009.

Previous winners include university researchers such as Dr Johan Verbeek (Waikato University) and Olaf Diegel (AUT), manufacturers such as Ross McKenzie from Old Fashioned Foods and designers such as Ray Avery from Medicine Mondiale.

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