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The 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards are open for entries. If you've got an amazing product, service, process or venture – or you know someone who needs to be shoulder-tapped – now’s the time to get it out there. And to help encourage entries and showcase the categories, we’re going to be regularly showcasing the best innovations we come across.

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Agribusiness helps form the backbone of Aotearoa's economy. Are you doing something stupendous that you think deserves to be recognised at the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards? Then enter it in the Innovation in Agribusiness & Environment category, sponsored by Bayer NZ.

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Tourism is now New Zealand's largest industry. Are you doing something utterly awesome that you think deserves to be recognised at the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards? Then enter it in the Innovation in Tourism and Entertainment category, sponsored by none other than us here at Idealog.

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We all want to live longer - and there's plenty of companies working to help us do just that. Do you have a health innovation that you think deserves to be recognised at the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards? Then enter it in the Innovation in Health & Science category, sponsored by Chorus.

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New Zealand is known as a nation of innovation. And that innovation trickles down to the very stuff we eat and drink. Do you have a comestible-related creation that you think deserves to be recognised at the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards? Then enter it in the Innovation in Food and Beverage category, sponsored by Plant & Food Research.

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New Zealand is known as a nation of innovation. Do you have something cool you've come up with that you think deserves to be recognised at the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards? Then enter it in the Innovation in Education, Training and Development, sponsored by Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

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New Zealand is known as a nation of innovation. Do you have something cool you've come up with that you think deserves to be recognised at the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards? Then enter it in the Innovation in Design & Engineering category, sponsored by James & Wells.

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Good ideas sometimes need to be nurtured. However, not all such programmes are created equal. Do you have a kickass programme for idea acceleration or incubation that you think deserves to be recognised at the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards? Then enter it in the new Innovation in Systems and Performance Improvement category.

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Whether it’s the Te Whare Tapa Whā health model or the ancient juice squeezer known as the tāwiri, Māori innovation has been key to Aotearoa’s development. Do you have a unique contribution to tangata whenua that you think deserves to be recognised at the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards in the Innovation in Māori Development category, sponsored by KPMG?

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They say that with age comes wisdom – but clearly that's something these amazing young innovators from New Zealand and around the world already have. The question is, are there any other young innovators out there deserving of recognition at the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards?