The results of events and competitions held during Fieldays can be viewed below.
Fieldays International Innovation Award – Gallagher
The Gallagher Water Flow Indicator took out the Fieldays International Innovation Award at the International Business Networker on day two of Fieldays 2019.
Inspired by pure frustration, Murray Tones was sick of forever going around his farm looking for water leaks and was told by his wife that he’d talked about it enough and it was time to get on and do it.
The process for creating the Water Flow Indicator took about six or seven years and went through three or four different protypes until Murray was ready to take it to the next step. Equipped with his prototype secured in a box, Murray went to Gallagher to pitch his idea and come up with a plan.
“It was an easy choice to go to Gallagher to make this happen, I knew what I wanted but I relied heavily on their expertise to make it happen. Gallagher have such a great reputation nationally and globally and their marketing reach is pretty hard to beat,” said Murray.
Fieldays Launch NZ Award – Future Post
Future Post have invented an environmentally friendly fence post made from 100% recycled plastics; their innovation boasts a stronger build with more durability than traditional fence post designs.
Judges said this product provides a way for farmers to participate in addressing what is a massive environmental problem for New Zealand. This is a positive and potential game changing step towards dealing with New Zealand’s plastic recycling challenge.
Fieldays Prototype Grassroots Award– PICMI
PICMI removes the need for paperwork when hiring staff. The platform enables employers to personalise & manage their on-boarding process saving time and money whilst acting as an intermediary between employee and employer.
PICMI was the star of the show receiving three awards for their innovation. Inspired by problems faced personally, she fought to find a solution to the problem of finding seasonal workers, funding the innovation from their house deposit she developed her inspired idea.
Fieldays Prototype Established Award – Imaginus Ltd
Imaginus Ltd’s animal health innovation involves a unique prototype design for a packaging and delivery system for intramammary dry cow treatments and teat sealants. They focused on environmental sustainability and the reduction of plastic packaging (compared to traditional alternatives) and reduction of labour and costs the key benefits.
Imaginus utilised their knowledge in a variety of industries to develop a faster, safer and more environmentally friendly solution to an important dairy task.
Fieldays Innovations Partners Awards:
- Young Innovator of the Year – St Paul’s Collegiate School with ‘Bobble Trough’. Judges said they were impressed with their development process, their use of external expertise, their understanding of IP and of course their solution
- Vodafone Innovation Technology Award – PICMI
- AWS Innovation in Data – Riverwatch
- Sprout Global Growth Award – Matrex® Blockchain
- James & Wells Innovation Award – PICMI
- Gait International Award for Product Design and Scalability – Modusense Ltd
- Callaghan Innovation Partnership and Collaboration Award – Aepea