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The entries are in!

 

148 teams across 9 different schools submitted entries for 2022.

 

Thank you to all the students for sharing your innovative idea.

 

We look forward to announcing the finalists soon!

i am an innovator

Young Innovator Awards is a school competition helping to create tomorrow's innovators. Your ideas can win up to $2000 cash, plus the chance to develop your innovation with leading businesses.

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yia! 2021 internships

Check out the internship experiences of yia!'s 2021 winners!

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Rocket Lab launches 107th satellite to orbit

Rocket Lab, a leading launch and space systems company, has successfully deployed two satellites to orbit for real-time geospatial monitoring company BlackSky.

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Hunting for young problem solvers in the WBOP

Priority One is calling Western Bay of Plenty’s young, bright minds to attend the virtual launch of the 2022 Young Innovator Awards (yia!) next Thursday, March 24. (Photo: Salina Galvan)

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yia! is back! 600 registered participants – let’s go!

With 600 registered participants this year, the new Project Manager for yia! Meg Davis is excited to see the ideas that come through.

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Check out some of our amazing young innovators

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FONG

A product in the shape of something fun that slides over vaccination needles.

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Insightz

A web-based data visualisation tool that converts grades into easy to understand graphs.

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Networx

A tracking device that attaches to fishing companies nets that connects to an app helping them retrieve the net if it is lost.

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AlgaeBoard

An algae based alternative to cardboard packaging.

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Simply Positive

To provide a free and effective app on Mental Health.

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Undercover

A multipurpose, flexible reusable drink cover.


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yia! is judged by some top New Zealand and international innovators, from brands such as...

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