Twenty-seven companies have been named as finalists in the 2012 New Zealand International Business Awards.
Out of this year's 27 finalists, 19 have received support from the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI). These companies include: Altitude Aerospace Interiors, Buckley Systems, Orion Health, Tait Electronics, EasyYo Products and Rakon.
Winners of all seven categories of the awards, which are run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and strategic partner ANZ, will be announced on Wednesday 21 March.
MSI supports four Special Category Awards to recognise excellence in research and development, intellectual property, design, and innovative ways of doing business.
Chief Executive Murray Bain said the Special Category finalists each had a unique story to share about particular aspects of doing business globally.
“However, one of the things they all have in common is that coming from New Zealand, getting noticed on the world stage is a major challenge. I’m proud to say the Special Category finalists have been innovative in getting themselves on the map, and I’m looking forward to watching them continue to develop.”
Click here for more information on the 2012 NZ International Business Awards.