New Zealand in Space Exhibition

Through the New Zealand in Space Exhibition investment opportunity, we are seeking to fund an exhibition that will inspire the next generation of space professionals, showcase the benefits of New Zealand’s space activity and highlight to our young people that space is opening new career pathways for them.

This funding opportunity aims to inspire students towards careers in the space sector and further uptake of space related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Based around activities in the New Zealand space environment, the exhibition will demonstrate how space interacts with other areas of science and society, to increase students’ understanding of scientific concepts, methods and processes and the relevance of space science in everyday life.

The funding available

Up to a maximum of $350,000 (excluding GST) is available to fund a successful proposal over a two year contract to develop the exhibition content and then hold it in multiple locations across New Zealand.


To be eligible for this investment opportunity, applicants must:

  • be either:
    • a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or
    • New Zealand based organisation that is a legal entity with an IRD number.
  • have delivered more than one public exhibition and provide evidence of successful delivery.

Full details on fundable activities, the eligibility criteria, the application process, the assessment criteria against which eligible applications will be assessed, and the reporting requirements are detailed in a Call for Proposals.

Funding decisions

The General Manager of the Science System Investment and Performance Branch in the Labour, Science and Enterprise Group, MBIE will make the final investment decisions on which proposal will be funded.

We will notify applicants of the funding decision and publish the decision on our website.

Contact us

For proposal queries, email

For IMS queries, email or call 0800 693 778 Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm