Two UC innovations among KiwiNet award finalists

Two University of Canterbury engineering innovations were among the 12 finalists selected for the eighth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards held last night.

  • Associate Professor Aaron Marshall of the College of Engineering was a finalist in the Norman Barry Foundation Breakthrough Innovator category.An entrepreneur with a keen interest in solving real-world problems, Associate Professor Marshall co-founded Zincovery with one of his master’s students, Jonathan Ring – the pair are commercialising a process to treat the waste generated by the galvanising industry.

    Associate Professor Marshall says his vision for Aotearoa New Zealand is to be the first country to have a zero-waste galvanising industry. Watch the video

  • Invert Robotics was a finalist in the PwC Commercial Impact category for suction-based climbing robots developed from ground-breaking UC research that eliminate hazards when carrying out industrial inspections. Watch the video

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