Winners of the inaugural HealthTech Supernode Challenge – a national innovation challenge powered by ChristchurchNZ, Kiwinet, and Ryman Healthcare – were announced at the Awards Ceremony held at Manawa in the Health Precinct on 22 October.

After an electrifying and inspiring series of pitches, Richard McCulloch from NextStep was crowned as the Best Startup Team and the Overall Winner of the Challenge! As the overall winner, Richard received a cash prize of $10,000 as well as the potential of a validation contract with Canterbury District Health Board and pre-commercialisation funding from WNT Ventures.

Category winners were:
– Lui Holder-Pearson from Accessible Insulin Pump won the Best Solution from a Student Team category and a $5,000 cash prize;
– Dr. Deborah Munro, D.Eng. from Diagnostic Implantable Sensor System For Spinal Fusion won the Best Solution from a Large Enterprise Team category as well as a $5,000 cash prize;
– Professor Maggie-Lee Huckabee from BiSSkApp won the Best Solution from a Canterbury Team category as well as a $10,000 cash prize;
– Richard Shepherd and his team from HT Systems Kera Transfer Aid won the Best Aged Care Solution category as well as a $5,000 prize.

Click here to read more about these amazing winners.