Celebrating and rewarding science since 2007, the Kudos Awards aim to:

  • Recognise the achievements of the region’s top scientists
  • Excite young people about science and STEM career pathways
  • Help raise the profile of science in the community 

Align your organisation to science, innovation, discovery and leading-edge technology

  • Waikato contributes 25% of our science research and innovation
  • Waikato has the highest number of scientists and technicians in its workforce per capita,  and is the only region where this is expected to rise
  • Waikato scientists feature in the top 1% of influential scientists worldwide
  • Hamilton and the Waikato are recognised as an incubator for creative and innovative research ideas
  • The awards have allowed many scientists to continue with ground-breaking projects, buy tools & equipment and attend international conferences: putting Hamilton & Waikato on the world stage
  • Science is an exciting and creative discipline with many of our scientists leading in their fields of expertise both nationally and internationally 
  • Our foundation sponsors and loyal partners are contributing to this valuable work:  Hamilton City Council, University of Waikato, Wintec, King St Advertising, Waikato Regional Council, Waikato DHB, Hill Laboratories and Datamars

Words of support from our long standing partners

“The Kudos awards are a growing phenomenon and is encouraging science in the Waikato and in the greater New Zealand area as well.”

– Roger Hill, Hill Laboratories

“I think the beauty of the Kudos Award is that it actually sneaks up and pats you on the back. Honestly, everyone that I know who has received one of these awards has been  absolutely taken by the process, the award, the evening, the whole thing and it leaves a lasting impression”

– Prof Craig Cary, Kudos Award Recipient

“We fully support innovation and excellence in science as  we see it as a crucial component in helping our region move forward.”

– Vaughan Payne, Waikato Regional Council

“We love the Kudos Awards because there’s so much innovation that goes into the various projects, along with passion for work and the desire to make a difference.”

– Chris Williams, KingSt Advertising

Sponsorship Packages

Contribution of $25,000 + GST

  • 1x complimentary VIP table of 10 + 2 VIP tickets for award presenters to the awards gala
  • Full naming rights of the Pre-dinner cocktail event on the arrival of over 350 guests from the industry
  • Trophy and framed certificate for the winner, framed certificates for your finalists
  • Logos and/or written recognition on all marketing materials. This includes our website, application forms and marketing fliers. If budget allows this will also have limited advertising, via social media platforms.
  • Recognition in writing as a partner in all press statements provided to media.
  • Comprehensive recognition at the awards ceremony and any pre-events
  • An opportunity to be recognised as a partner at the event by announcing the winner of your category.
  • Recognition on finalist’s videos, profiled at the Kudos Awards dinner and distributed to industry, education/tertiary institutes and available through the Kudos YouTube channel.
  • Access to all Kudos science videos 

Contribution of $15,000 + GST

  • 2 VIP tickets for award presenters to the awards gala
  • Trophy and framed certificate for the winner, framed certificates for your finalists
  • Logos and/or written recognition on all marketing materials. This includes our website, application forms and marketing fliers. If the budget allows this will also have limited advertising, via social media platforms.
  • Recognition in writing as a partner in all press statements provided to media.
  • Comprehensive recognition at the awards ceremony and pre-event
  • An opportunity to be recognised as a partner at the event by announcing the winner of your category.
  • Recognition on finalist’s videos at the Kudos Awards dinner, these are also distributed to industry, education/tertiary institutes and available through the Kudos YouTube channel.

Contribution of $15,000 + GST

  • 1x complimentary VIP table of 10 to the awards gala
  • Full naming rights of the Pre-dinner cocktail event on the arrival of over 350 guests from the industry
  • Logos and/or written recognition on all marketing materials. This includes our website, application forms and marketing fliers. If the budget allows this will also have limited advertising, via social media platforms.
  • Comprehensive recognition at the awards ceremony and any pre-events

Contribution of $8,000 + GST

  • More information on the following packages is available on request. 

Contribution of $6,000 + GST

  • More information on the following packages is available on request.

Contribution of $500 – $3,000 + GST

  • More information on the following packages is available on request.

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