Seed projects

2017 SEED projects

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

This year SfTI has increased its funding of high-risk, high-reward projects to 18, emphasising the work of new and emerging researchers from across New Zealand.

2017 SEED outlines.pdf

2017 SEED funding Q and As.pdf


2016 SEED projects

In 2016 we funded 10 seed projects investigating everything from the science behind supercharging the capacity of lithium batteries by up to ten times, to bio-printing live plant cells with the aim of creating a new, sustainable industry for synthetic wood manufacture.

Read more about the 2016 seed projects