2017 Challenge Prizes

The 10 finalist teams were each awarded a NZ$35,000 prize package that included:

  • NZ$10,000 cash to develop the proposed wearable technology solution into a prototype. Finalists used this money to fund development in New Zealand of a prototype for the testing and final judging of C-Prize 2017.
  • Access to stage one of the Callaghan Innovation IP programme.
  • Access to New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) programmes support.
  • Access to two C-Prize programme workshops, delivered by Callaghan Innovation and the C-Prize network of experts, to support the development of the wearable technology prototype and user benefit opportunity.

The C-Prize grand-prize winner was awarded a NZ$100,000 prize package that included:

  • NZ$50,000 cash.
  • An expenses-paid North American market insights trip (for up to four team members) which includes attendance at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Trade Show in Las Vegas, January 2018.
  • Wide market exposure supported by Callaghan Innovation and NZTE.
  • Free entry for two team members to attend NZTE's two-day Export Essentials workshop in Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington.
  • A bespoke market research project from NZTE on the team's target market.
  • Directional support to progress commercialisation opportunities.
  • A Projet 1200 Micro SLA (3D) printer from Fuji Xerox (RRP $8,500).
  • A 12-month tenancy for (for up to four people) at the Human Performance Innovation Centre in Auckland.