Awards & Recognition


Since The Mind Lab was established in 2013 we have been consistently recognised both nationally and internationally for our contributions to the education system. Our awards demonstrate our unwavering commitment to leading change in education.
2020 CIO Awards
Frances Valintine, Founder 
Outstanding Contribution to Technology & Business in New Zealand 
2019 Global Reimagine Education Awards
Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning
Gold, Oceania Regional Award
Bronze, Engineering & Technology Discipline Award
Digital Passport
Oceania Bronze, Educational App Award
New Year Honours
Frances Valintine, Founder
Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit recognising a lifetime of contribution in education and technology
New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards
Frances Valintine, Founder
Flying Kiwi and inductee into the Hi-Tech Hall of Fame
Sanitarium New Zealand Innovator of the Year
Frances Valintine, Founder
Top 3 Finalist,  Innovator of the Year
New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards
The Mind Lab
Finalist Emerging Company Award
New Zealand CIO Awards
The Mind Lab
Winner Best Engagement of Youth in ICT
The Makers and Shakers of Education Technology Index
Frances Valintine, Founder
Top 50 Global Innovators in Education
Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards
Frances Valintine, Founder
Winner Blake Leader Award
Newmarket Business Awards
The Mind Lab
Employer of the Year
New Zealand Diversity Award
Frances Valintine, Founder
Walk the Talk Winner
The Mind Lab
Tomorrow’s Workforce
New Zealand  Hi-Tech Awards
The Mind Lab
Runner Up IBM Most Innovative Initiative Award
Westpac Women of Influence
Frances Valintine, Founder
Winner Science & Innovation
Asia Pacific Talent Unleashed Awards
The Mind Lab
Best Start-Up in Asia Pacific