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.

Programme funding recipients

As at 1 August 2023:

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
Total   $410,175  

No decisions have been made regarding Stream Two funding. Stream Two is aimed at innovative, solutions-based projects that are validated and have a full proposal and business case.

Stream Two Funding is expected to take longer as the first step in these applications is submitting an expression of interest, and it then takes time for the applicant to prepare the necessary business case.

We expect the significant proportion of funding will be committed to Stream Two projects later in 2023 and in the first quarter 2024.

Last updated: 19 July 2023