Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. Host Simon Pound speaks with innovators and commentators focused on the future of New Zealand. This week he talks to Shaun Edlin, CEO of Dotterel, and Richard Quin, Callaghan Innovation Group Manager.
This week’s podcast is a little bit different. Not only are we going to be hearing from an entrepreneur about their company, but also from the people behind the C-Prize – a competition run by Callaghan Innovation that helps companies take their innovations to the world.
The C-Prize, which challenges New Zealand innovators to use new technologies to tackle complex global problems with creativity and inventiveness, is open to New Zealand innovators and comes with a great big cash reward and support component.
And this year the prize is now open to anyone with an idea that could make a difference in solving environmental challenges. Ten finalists are picked and mentored through a programme, with one taking out the award. To learn more about how it works and how you can enter, Callaghan Innovation Group Manager, Richard Quin, joined us this week alongside Shaun Edlin, CEO of 2015 C-Prize finalist Dotterel.
Dotterel is a drone noise reduction company which allows for things like stealth defence work and screen industry audio recording. Listen below to find out how the C-Prize helped open up new markets and find out more about the C-Prize here.
Environmental Innovation is the focus for this year’s C-Prize challenge – Callaghan Innovation is asking innovators to develop tech solutions with the power to change environmental outcomes. Business advice, mentoring and R&D expertise will support finalists to turn their concepts into reality. Follow the C-Prize journey.
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