Titanium Technologies New Zealand (TiTeNZ) received the AJ Park Commercialisation Collaboration Award at the recent KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards 2014 held in Auckland.
The award recognises the outstanding new collaborations formed between multiple research organisations working together to build national scale around a technology platform or address a business need.
The TiTeNZ team collaboration was between University of Waikato, Callaghan Innovation, GNS Science, University of Auckland, the Titanium Industry Development Association (TIDA) and a number of industry partners.
This collaboration has resulted in the commercialisation of several exciting new technologies, which have been leveraged for optimal economic return to New Zealand.
TiTeNZ was established in December 2012 with the goal of developing a world class platform in titanium powder metallurgy that would in turn become a multi-company, multi-sector manufacturing base for advanced technology products and export focused technology enterprises.
The Researcher Entrepreneur Award went to Alistair Jerrett of Precision Seafood Harvesting. His company also received the People’s Choice Award.
Wireless Network Partnership, a partnership between University of Canterbury and Tait Communications, received the Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Research and Business Partnership Award, and also the BNZ Supreme Award.
The Commercial Deal Award was given to Kifunensine.
Photo: The TiTeNZ team.