The Technology Valley Pre-Commercialisation Awardis open to any business or individual within the Technology Valley ecosystem that is a new venture and that can readily demonstrate its competitive advantage. Judges will be interested in seeing the progression from research and development to commercial potential and will look favourably on commercial propositions that support a local circular economy.

Applying is easy - use the form below, completing each section. We ask that you include at least one referee from a leader in your field who can support your application with their own observations of your progress, from idea to a viable proposition, and endorses your market readiness.

Your references can be submitted by email by the end of the week following your application being submitted, by emailing These should be on letterhead, signed and dated, and in PDF format.

If you are successful in your application, you will receive a fully-funded registration to the Technology Valley Goes Silicon Valley Immersion Programme 2020. Please note that flights, accommodation, insurances, taxes, and other related expenses are not included. 

All scholarship recipients are required to participate in related Technology Valley promotions and are expected to 'pay-it-forward' to the Technology Valley community by participating in knowledge transfer based Meetups on returning from Silicon Valley.

Further information can be found in our FAQ section.


Technology Valley Forum is an independent organisation that supports and facilitates the promotion, collaboration, engagement, and development of the community of innovators within Technology Valley. We aim to connect the dots, providing opportunities for people and clusters within this community to meet and share ideas. We also connect this Hutt Valley and Wellington based community to the many supports available to them - identifying possible opportunities for assistance, advice, promotion, and other supportive initiatives that might help smooth their path to success.

We’re big fans of celebrating excellence and sharing success, and promote local people, innovations, and ideas by curating stories from our network and sharing them with the world.

If you want to be part of this forward thinking, connected, and inspired community join us at our next meetup or connect with us now.

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