The Catalyst Fund supports activities that initiate, develop and foster collaborations which take advantage of international science and innovation for New Zealand’s benefit.
International science and innovation connectivity is a key contributor to achieving the vision of National Statement of Science Investment, providing an opportunity to drive increasing excellence and the potential for impact of New Zealand science.
The funding available
The Catalyst Fund consists of 4 funding streams:
- Catalyst: Influence
- Catalyst: Leaders
- Catalyst: Seeding
- Catalyst: Strategic
The current Catalyst Fund investment opportunities available are:
- Catalyst: Strategic – New Zealand-Singapore Data Science Research Programme
- Catalyst: Strategic – New Zealand-Singapore Future Foods Research Programme
- Catalyst: Strategic – New Zealand-China Strategic Research Alliance
A Catalyst: Strategic Call for Proposals for joint research projects with China in Food Science and Environmental Science
A number of Catalyst Fund programmes are also administered by the Health Research Council and the Royal Society of New Zealand, on our behalf. Information about these programmes can be found on the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Health Research Council websites:
- Catalyst: Strategic – Space 2019
A Catalyst: Strategic investment in space sector capability.
A Catalyst: Strategic funding call focused on joint research partnerships between New Zealand and the Republic of Korea closed in January 2018. Three New Zealand teams, in the areas of digital and ICT, health and biotechnologies, and biotechnology, received a combined total of NZ$1,135,000 over a 3-year period with their Korean counterparts.
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