The Waikato has long been a vital research and innovation hub
The Kudos Science Trust (Hamilton Science Awards Trust) was established in 2007 to:
- recognise the achievements of our region’s top scientists;
- excite young people about science and its career opportunities;
- and raise the profile of science within our community
The Trust’s annual Kudos Awards remain New Zealand’s only regional science awards. With the help of our major partners, we have given $320,000 in prize money to reward our best scientists, shine a light on their incredible achievements and support their ongoing work. The Trust also gives secondary schools access to Kudos video resources and connects Kudos scientists with teachers, schools, community groups and local industry.
The Trust Board gathers researchers, teachers and business leaders, who constantly examine the Trust’s work and its relevance to the region.