Programme funding recipients

Successful applicants of the Innovation Programme for Tourism Recovery Programme with confirmed funding agreements will be announced here.

Since the Innovation Programme for Tourism Recovery was opened on 10 November 2022, MBIE has approved 25 applications for Stream One funding.

Stream One is aimed at innovative, solutions-based projects that may require further feasibility work before applying for full development support.

Successful applicants are announced on this page when funding agreements are confirmed.

Applicant Project Type Stream 1 Stream 2
Tourwriter Ltd IT Platform $25,000  
Inflite Group Ltd Green Energy $25,000  
Ngāti Ruanui Corporation Holdings Ltd Virtual Experiences $20,150  
Tourism Technology and Innovation Limited IT Platform $25,000  
Auckland Seaplanes Ltd Green Energy $20,000  
The Hillocks Holdings Ltd Virtual Experiences $25,000  
Steven Turner IT Platform $21,250  
Defiant Aerospace Green Energy $25,000  
Seachange NZ Ltd Green Energy $23,775  
Auckland University of Technology IT Platform $25,000  
Sustainability and Resilience Institute IT Platform $25,000  
Hamilton Zoo Conservation $25,000  
Waiheke Airport Management Ltd Green Energy $25,000  
Power Trip Ltd Green Energy $25,000  
Road Guru IT Platform $25,000  
Cascade Edge IT Platform $25,000  
Queenstown Lakes District Council IT Platform $25,000  
Waitaki Whitestone Geopark Trust Conservation $25,000  
He Akina Limited Taonga Māori $25,000  
Aotearoa (NZ) Lumina Trail Virtual  $25,000  
Destination Marlborough -  Marlborough Sounds Visitor Transport Technology IT-book, plan  $10,000  
Project Green Other  $20,000  
Total $515,175

Stream Two Expressions of Interest are now closed. It has been decided all Stream Two applications will be assessed together, and the final date for submission of full business cases is 15 December 2023.

We expect the significant proportion of funding will be committed to Stream Two projects in the first quarter of 2024.

Last updated: 10 October 2023