Research and Innovation
Innovation, and translating it into economic outcomes, is vital for New Zealand's international competitiveness. This is why we're supporting the process of matching up businesses with relevant R&D in order to help develop innovative products, services, and technologies.
The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) is New Zealand’s network of public research organisations, working together to transform scientific discoveries into marketable products and services.
NZProduct Accelerator extends the group’s capability to additive manufacturing (3D Printing) technologies, product and industrial design A major proportion of NZ’s additive manufacturing research and development is taking place in the programme.
The Science for Technological Innovation Challenge (SfTI)
The Science for Technological Innovation Challenge (SfTI) launched in 2015. One of 11 National Science Challenges, SfTI is a 10-year, multi-million dollar Government investment whose mission is to grow a high-tech New Zealand economy via the physical sciences and engineering.
Manufacturing and Design (MaD) network
The MaD Network is a newly formed community (2016) of New Zealand researchers in manufacturing and design, working in close collaboration with industry. This cross-disciplinary researcher network is focused on New Zealand’s manufacturing economy of the future.