Post sponsored by NewzEngine.com

Source: University of Canterbury – statements

16 October 2020

Two University of Canterbury engineering innovations were among the 12 finalists selected for the eighth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards held last night.

  • Associate Professor Aaron Marshall’s vision for New Zealand is to be the first country to have a zero-waste galvanising industry.

Two University of Canterbury engineering innovations were among the 12 finalists selected for the eighth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards held last night.

  • Associate Professor Aaron Marshall of the College of Engineering was a finalist in the Norman Barry Foundation Breakthrough Innovator category. 

    An entrepreneur with a keen interest in solving real-world problems, Associate Professor Marshall co-founded Zincovery with one of his master’s students, Jonathan Ring – the pair are commercialising a process to treat the waste generated by the galvanising industry.

    Associate Professor Marshall says his vision for Aotearoa New Zealand is to be the first country to have a zero-waste galvanising industry. Watch the video 

  • Invert Robotics was a finalist in the PwC Commercial Impact category for suction-based climbing robots developed from ground-breaking UC research that eliminate hazards when carrying out industrial inspections. Watch the video

For further information please contact:

UC Communications

  • All media enquiries are directed to the UC Communications team.
  • Email media@canterbury.ac.nz for media enquiries (business hours, Monday – Friday)
  • Call 03 369 3631 for media enquiries (business hours, Monday – Friday)
  • Call 027 503 0168 for urgent media enquiries (after-hours, Monday – Sunday)

Tweet UC @UCNZ and follow UC on Facebook

MIL OSI