Catalyst: Strategic – NZ-Korea joint research partnerships

MBIE and the National Research Foundation of Korea have announced the three successful proposals to be funded under the 2021 Catalyst: Strategic New Zealand–Republic of Korea Joint Research Partnerships programme.

About this programme

The New Zealand – Korea Joint Research Partnerships Programme is a triennial funding programme that facilitates bilateral science, research and innovation collaborations between New Zealand and Korean researchers. It is a bilateral funding initiative with the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF).

New Zealand and Korea have agreed to fund three joint research projects through the 2021 funding round, one each in the priority areas of Artificial Intelligence, New Materials and Health Technologies. New Zealand research teams were able to apply for up to $450,000 over three years, with their Korean partners applying for their own funding through the NRF.

Funded projects

Lead NZ organisation Project title
The University of Auckland Artificial Intelligence based Smart Farming System
Plant and Food Research Metasurfaces: New Smart Labelling Technology for New Zealand and Korean Products
The University of Auckland Development of novel sensitisers for ultra-high dose rate FLASH radiotherapy
Public Statements of funded projects (MBIE-administered)

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Last updated: 03 September 2021