Investment funds

We invest in science through contestable funding rounds. This 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.

In this section

Commercialisation Partner Network

The Commercialisation Partner Network (CPN) builds the capability to turn science findings into commercially viable products.

Catalyst Fund

Supporting activities that initiate, develop and foster collaborations which take advantage of international science and innovation for New Zealand’s benefit.

Endeavour Fund

The Endeavour Fund plays a unique role in the science system through an open, contestable process with a focus on both research excellence and a broad range of impacts.

Envirolink Scheme

The Envirolink Scheme funds Crown research institutes, universities and private research organisations to provide regional councils with advice and research on environmental projects.

National Science Challenges

The National Science Challenges are designed to take a more strategic approach to the Government's science investment by targeting a series of goals, which, if achieved, would have major and enduring benefits for New Zealand.

Partnerships

Supporting high-quality research aimed at increasing the competitiveness and sustainability of New Zealand’s economy.

PreSeed Accelerator Fund

Funding commercialisation projects from publicly funded research.

Regional Research Institutes Initiative

The Regional Research Institute (RRI) initiative established new, independently governed, private or private not-for-profit regional research institutes.

Strategic Science Investment Fund

The Strategic Science Investment Fund (SSIF) funds strategic investment in research programmes and scientific infrastructure that have long-term beneficial impact on New Zealand’s health, economy, environment and society.

Te Pūnaha Hihiko Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund

The Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund invests in the development of skilled people and organisations that undertake research supporting the themes and outcomes of our Vision Mātauranga policy.

Te Pūnaha Hiringa: Māori Innovation Fund

Te Pūnaha Hiringa: Māori Innovation Fund provides annual funding to help Māori collectives gain the necessary understanding and knowledge to realise their assets' economic potential.

Unlocking Curious Minds

Supporting projects using innovative approaches to encourage and enable better engagement with science and technology across all sectors of New Zealand society.