Science for Technological Innovation | Kia kotahi mai - Te Ao Pūtaiao me Te Ao Hangarau

The Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge aims to tackle New Zealand’s big high-tech challenges to grow the economy.

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Launched: 16 September 2015

Funding: Up to $106 million over 10 years

Host: Callaghan Innovation

Summary

The Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge aims to tackle New Zealand’s big high-tech challenges to grow the economy.

The research areas of focus cover:

  • materials
  • manufacturing and design
  • sensors, robotics and automation
  • IT data analytics and modelling.

The mission to unlock the science and innovation potential of Māori knowledge, resource and people is integrated into all the Challenge’s activity and its way of working.

The Challenge has 3 related components:

  • technical capacity for bold and ambitious research
  • human and relational capacity to ensure researchers work with industry and businesses so that science is not left ‘stranded in the lab’.

Challenge objective

To enhance the capacity of New Zealand to use physical and engineering sciences for economic growth.

Title translation

Kia kotahi mai - to come together, to join as one

Te Ao Pūtaiao - the world of Science

Te Ao Hangarau - the world of Innovation

Listen to the Māori title [MP3, 247 KB]

Collaboration partners

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Lincoln University
  • Massey University
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago
  • University of Waikato
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • GNS Science
  • Scion
  • AgResearch
  • Lincoln Agritech.