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.

Brainstorming for NZ's high-tech future

Some of the country’s leading businesspeople and researchers have come together to brainstorm ideas for new technology research projects to help to grow the New Zealand economy.

They’ve taken part in a one-day Industry Inspired Spearheads workshop organised by SfTI.

Helping Māori enterprise to thrive

We’ve co-hosted two events recently to explore opportunities for Māori enterprise to be best-positioned for a future high-tech economy.

The first was a hui for Māori ICT businesses that saw attendees discuss how SfTI could add value to their operations.

79 Seed Project proposals received

Applications for the 2017 Seed Project funding round have now closed.

We received 79 applications. These will now be assessed by a panel, including a number of experts external to SfTI, and a ballot will select what will be funded amongst the high-quality applications.

Seeding Success

If you want funding for an ambitious research project that could help grow New Zealand’s future high-tech economy, come along to one of our Seed Project roadshows to find out how.

Rising to the Challenge

Bruce MacDonald has been appointed to the new position of Deputy Director.

A leading robotics researcher with interests in human-robot interaction, Bruce was recently promoted to the position of Professor