INNOVATE JULY 2017: What are 'Spearheads' anyway?

The SfTI Challenge includes five Portfolios that relate to industry sectors to which we apply our research.

Each Portfolio contains Spearheads, which are usually large, annually reviewed, multi-year projects. Current Portfolios include:

2017 SEED funding announced

Green lights for rat brains, forests, and wombs-with-a-view: Science for Technological Innovation challenge announces increased number of SEED fund winners

Expression of Interest call for industry-led spearhead projects

Spearhead projects are intended to deliver specific innovative technologies to help the Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge (SfTI) to achieve its mission of enhancing New Zealand’s capacity to use physical and engineering sciences for economic growth.