Recognises a business that has achieved success by identifying and then developing or utilising an innovative product that has greatly impacted the business. Product Innovation is aimed at a business that is offering or utilising a product that is unique, advances civil environment and has innovation at its core.  


  1. Describe the innovation and explain how it is unique/original?
  2. How did you identify and then implement your innovation?
  3. How are you maximising and sustaining the benefits of the product innovation for further growth?
  4. How are you measuring the success and value of the product innovation?
  5. What have been the barriers to adopting the product innovation and how did you overcome them? – eg staff, customers, internal process
  6. Describe any risks or challenges your business faced when introducing this innovation. How did you manage them? What did you learn?
  7. Does your innovation positively impact New Zealand and/or the civil industry? If so how?
  8. Outline and explain other significant business achievements from the last 12-18 months (eg sales trends, sales figures, gross or net profit). What do you attribute these to?


View Judging Criteria for Innovation Awards or Terms and Conditions of Entry