Current funding

MBIE science investment supports programmes which build high-performing science and innovation systems that will transform New Zealand into a more diverse, technologically advanced and smart nation.

One way MBIE invests in science and innovation is through contestable funding rounds. Learn more about current funding rounds below.

2018 Endeavour Fund

The 2018 Endeavour Fund is underway.

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2017 Endeavour Fund

The Endeavour Fund invests in proposals for excellent research that can demonstrate significant positive impact for New Zealand.

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2017 Partnerships Scheme investment round

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has completed a review of the Partnerships Scheme to check alignment with the strategic direction of National Statement of Science Investment and other current funding mechanisms.

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2017 Te Punaha Hihiko Vision Matauranga Capability Fund investment round

The 2017 Te Pūnaha Hihiko - Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund investment round was launched by Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith and Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell on 25 January 2017.

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Catalyst Fund

The Catalyst Fund supports activities that foster international scientific contacts and research collaboration.

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Envirolink funding

The Envirolink scheme is run by MBIE to increase the return on investment in environmental research, science and technology by facilitating its uptake by regional councils.

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PreSeed Accelerator Fund

The PreSeed Accelerator Fund is designed to support early stage technology commercialisation activities.

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Unlocking Curious Minds Contestable Fund

The Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund supports innovative projects that will excite and engage New Zealanders, particularly young people, who have limited opportunities to be involved with science and technology.

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Business support

Callaghan Innovation can provide funding, advice and support to help businesses grow and become globally competitive. For more information, visit the Callaghan Innovation website.

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