Awarded to an outstanding innovative Hutt Valley business that has been operating in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics or manufacturing for less than five years.

This award recognises businesses located in the Hutt Valley that have demonstrated success in any of the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics or manufacturing and has been in business for less than five years. They will have also made a contribution to the business environment and economy of the Hutt Valley.

How entries will be judged

CriteriaPerformance indicator examplesMaximum points
Excellence in the use of any of science, technology, engineering, mathematics or manufacturing in building business success
  • Levels of R&D investment
  • Impact of innovation practices
  • Quality of project management
  • Effectiveness of commercialisation processes
  • Investment in people and plant
30
Best practice leadership
  • Quality of management and governance practices
  • Evidence of future planning
  • Inspiring leadership
  • Good workplace practices
20
Sustained economic contribution to the Hutt Valley
  • Evidence of income brought to the community
  • Metrics on jobs created
  • Evidence of high-value jobs
20
Contribution to building the Hutt Valley's reputation for science, technology, engineering, mathematics or manufacturing
  • Evidence of reputation
  • Communication with the community
15
Business and innovation connectivity
  • Evidence of participation in the Hutt Valley business community
  • Levels of contact with other businesses and organisations to further the businesses success
15

 

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