About C-Prize

C-Prize is an incentivised technology competition to push the boundaries of what’s possible through technology.

About C-Prize

Run by Callaghan Innovation every two years, competition entrants are challenged to come up with technologies that deliver solutions to real industry problems.

The bold people who participate in C-Prize challenges have their innovations reviewed and recognised by a panel of industry professionals, prominent investors, and entrepreneurs. Cash prizes, and international market exposure are up for grabs.

The inaugural 2015 C-Prize focussed on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drone) technology for the screen industry. You can watch the 2015 competition video here. 2015 winners Vortech won a NZ$50,000 cash prize, an expense paid trip to exhibit at the 2016 NAB trade show in Las Vegas and wide market exposure through Callaghan Innovation networks. C-Prize finalists Dotterel also attended NAB 2016, and went to win the “overall most innovative product” at the tradeshow.

Through in-depth industry engagement and design workshops the opportunity for “Next generation wearable technology to improve human performance and wellbeing” was landed for C-Prize 2017. Find out more details about the 2017 challenge.

Dotterel's C-Prize 2015 Journey

Vortec's C-Prize 2015 Journey

About Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand’s innovation agency. We activate innovation and helps businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand.

We partner with ambitious businesses of all sizes, delivering a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of their growth. Our staff – including more than 200 of New Zealand’s leading scientists and engineers – empower innovators by connecting people, opportunities and networks, and providing tailored technical solutions, skills and capability development programmes, and grants co-funding.

We also enhance the operation of New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem, working closely with MBIE, NZTE, NZVIF, Crown Research Institutes, and other organisations that help increase business investment in R&D and innovation. We operate from five urban offices and a regional partner network in a further 12 locations across Aotearoa.

Visit our website or call 0800 4CALLAGHAN (0800 422 552) for more information.