Catalyst: Strategic – New Zealand-China joint research partnerships 2022

MBIE has announced the 2 successful proposals for the 2022 Catalyst: Strategic investment under the New Zealand–China Strategic Research Alliance.

About the programme

The New Zealand – China Strategic Research Alliance (SRA) is an annual joint funding programme that helps to facilitate bilateral science, research and innovation collaborations between New Zealand and Chinese research organisations. It is a bilateral initiative with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

MBIE and MOST are supporting 2 joint research projects in this funding round, one each in the bilateral priority areas of Food Science and Environmental Science. New Zealand research teams were able to apply for up to $300,000 (excluding GST) over three years, with their Chinese partners applying for their own funding through MOST.

Funded projects

Lead NZ organisation Project title
AgResearch Limited Advancing non-thermal sanitisation for infant milk powder production
The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Synergistic effects of fishing and climate change in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica

The Health Research Council administers a separate Call for Proposals under the New Zealand-China SRA, on behalf of MBIE, in the third priority area of Health and Biomedical Science. The successful project has been announced on their website.

Improving solid tumour lymphocytes infiltration using bioinspired nanosystem(external link)  — Health Research Council

Public statements of funded projects

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