The Partnerships Scheme

The Partnerships Scheme supports high-quality research aimed at increasing the competitiveness and sustainability of New Zealand’s economy.

The purpose of the Partnerships Scheme

The Partnerships Scheme (Partnerships) strengthens ties between research organisations and research users, particularly industry, by supporting them to establish a long-term research programme. Partnerships members determine the research they will undertake, so the research is driven by an industry or sector’s needs.

Partnerships focuses on longer-term research that supports a whole sector rather than just a single firm or organisation. This reflects the rationale for government investment where research timeframes and outcomes may be too uncertain for full investment by private investors, but where the rates of social return are potentially very high.

The final round of Partnerships funding was held in 2018. See successful proposals here:

Successful 2018 proposals

Successful 2017 proposals

Partnerships funded prior to 2017

Partnerships Reporting Requirements

Annual and final reports on the status of your contracted work programme must be entered and submitted in our Investment Management System (IMS) between 3 July 2023 and 15 August 2023.

The reporting period covers the period 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.

See the reporting template for both annual and annual reports to find out what information you need to provide, how to submit your report, and how your report will be assessed.

Partnerships reporting template [DOCX, 173 KB]

Last updated: 05 July 2023