C-Prize 2019

Empowering New Zealand's next generation of environmental innovators

C-Prize is a competition run by Callaghan Innovation that seeks to push the boundaries of what’s possible through technology.

This year we’re looking for teams with world-leading innovative solutions to environmental problems.

C-Prize 2019 teams will compete for exciting cash prize packages, access to expert R&D and business advice, and significant international market exposure (more to be announced soon).

The deadline for C-Prize 2019 entries was Sunday 8 December 2019. Our finalists will be announced on 20 December 2019.

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About C-Prize

C-Prize challenges New Zealand innovators to use new technologies to tackle complex global problems with creativity and inventiveness. Read more

The C-Prize 2019 challenge

The 2019 Challenge

This year the challenge is even bigger.  We want innovative tech-based solutions that can change environmental outcomes. Read more

Finalists announced 20 December

Thank you for entering C-Prize 2019. Stay tuned as we'll be announcing our finalists on 20 December 2019. 

What is environmental innovation?

Sean Simpson from LanzaTech provides a powerful and inspiring answer to the questions 'What is environmental innovation?' and 'Why is it important?'.

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Meet our judges!

Some more exciting news: Arama Kukutai (Co-founder/Partner Finistere Ventures) has been announced as a C-Prize 2019 judge. 

He joins Juliet Gerrard, Sean Molloy, Suse Reynolds, Anne Haira, Brett Holland and Conrad Lendrum on the judging panel.

Read more about our judges.

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Talking environmental innovation with Avertana CEO Sean Molloy

With less than a week to go until C-Prize entries close, we asked one of our judges, Sean Molloy, for his insights on environmental innovation and tips for teams taking on the challenge.

Read more about Talking environmental innovation with Avertana CEO Sean Molloy

Juliet Gerrard - What does worldleading environmental innovation look like?

As the entry deadline approaches, we asked Juliet Gerrard, the PM’s Chief Science Advisor and C-Prize judge, what she hopes to see from challenge entrants.

Read more about Juliet Gerrard - What does worldleading environmental innovation look like?

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