Following the success of Prof Jim Johnston and Dr. Eldon Tate at the 2020 Kiwinet awards, Professor Johan Potgieter (NZPA Research Leader for Sensing and Automation portfolio) announced as a winner of the 2021 Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) Researcher Entrepreneur Award!
Prof. Johan Potgieter has developed a significant commercialisation portfolio with a strong drive to improve the New Zealand research and commercialisation landscape through strong business partnerships and end-users:
Remote monitoring substation robotic platform for Transpower Ltd
- Within the New Zealand Product Accelerator engaging with and providing commercial technology solutions to a variety of companies within New Zealand
- FMCG product development for Zuru Ltd
- Developed a confectionary manufacturing process for a $500M revenue product
- Start-ups – MA Innovations Ltd, ISM Ventures Pty Ltd, Compress Tech Ltd