Successful 2017 proposals

MBIE's 2017 Partnerships Scheme Investment Round will see five new sector-led research partnerships receive funding of up to $25.7 million over the next seven years.



Duration (years)

Total contract value (excl GST)

University of Canterbury

Infrastructure Systems Engineered for Improved Value and Resilience



Kiwifruit Cultivar Research Consortium

The Diversity of Kiwifruit – creating a new fruit market category



Beef + Lamb New Zealand Limited

Regenerating hill country landscapes and connecting value chains to create vibrant and profitable rural communities



New Zealand Leather and Shoe Research Association (Inc)

High Value Biodegradable Leather and Co-products from Hides and Skins




Livestock Genetics and Management To Reduce Farm Environmental Impacts



The funding scheme has a focus on longer term, innovative research with potential for transformative impact.

MBIE received 13 concept proposals for the 2017 Partnerships Scheme, with eleven invited to submit a full proposal. Six full proposals were received and five were approved for funding. Investment decisions were made by the independent statutory Science Board.

Read the public statements for the successful projects [PDF 308KB].

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