Recognising and rewarding outstanding innovation in the agricultural sector
"I presented one of my inventions in the Fieldays Prototype Award Category in 2015. It was a brilliant
experience which we were able to make the most of because of the organised, professional and ever
helpful guidance of the Innovations team. Nothing was too much trouble – the team accommodated
all requests and solved all logistical problems with a smile and immediate action. The weeks’
programme was well thought out and extremely beneficial to all of us as participants. Having the LAB
in the middle with all of those experts available to us for the entire week was unbelievably helpful and
we came away armed with so much more knowledge and more of a plan on where to go from now on.
I cannot recommend this experience highly enough. It can be a daunting road to go down when
starting out with a new invention and no knowledge of how to proceed. The Innovations Centre was
the perfect way to give people like us the help we needed to be able to take our inventions further.
What a truly inspirational place."
- Bruce Coombes, The Kage
Innovation is a founding pillar of Fieldays and at the heart of our event is the Fieldays Innovations Centre.
Each year the Fieldays Innovations Centre receives extensive media coverage as the world looks to New Zealand to lead innovation for the agricultural sector, improving farming practices in New Zealand and beyond. It is the ideal place to demonstrate ground-breaking developments, whether they are backyard inventions or professional innovations, to thousands of Fieldays visitors.
The Fieldays Innovation Awards showcases inventions from New Zealand with an aim to establish their success by introducing them to the marketplace and facilitating networks to commercial success. We’ve seen a number of individuals and companies launch new products and innovations at Fieldays and go on to achieve global success. Approved entrants will showcase their innovation in the Fieldays Innovations Centre at the heart of Fieldays.
Innovators from the following industry sectors are encouraged to enter the Innovation Awards: dairy and drystock farming, horticulture, information and communication technology, cloud and mobile-based software, animal health and genetics, water and waste management, environment and clean-tech, animal and farm management, farm safety and leading research.
With a range of categories in which to enter, and a competition structure that supports Kiwi ingenuity at all levels, Fieldays Innovation Centre is the perfect place to launch your new innovations.
Applications close 1 May, 2017 unless fully subscribed prior.