Bayer is committed to supporting innovation in New Zealand not only through its business partnerships, but also through supporting the country’s main innovation awards.



Bayer New Zealand is the principal sponsor of the New Zealand Innovators Awards, previously known as the Bayer Innovators Awards, which have been running since 2007. The New Zealand Innovators Awards celebrate and recognise great kiwi innovations, inventors and organisations that have invested in developing new products, services and ventures across a range of industries.



There are nine categories, as well as awards for Emerging Innovator, Inspiring Individual and Supreme New Zealand Innovator. Entries for the awards open in June each year, with the winners announced at a cocktail event in Auckland in October. Media partner Idealog Magazine profiles the finalists and winners.



For more information about the New Zealand Innovators Awards, visit