Successful 2018 proposals

MBIE's 2018 Partnerships Investment Round will see four new sector-led research partnerships receive funding of up to $14.4 million over the next seven years. The scheme has a focus on longer term, innovative research with potential for transformative impact.

MBIE received 15 concept proposals for the 2018 Partnerships investment round, with 13 invited to submit a full proposal. Seven full proposals were received and four were approved for funding. Investment decisions were made by the independent statutory Science Board.

Organisation Title Duration (years) Total contract value (excl GST)
Malaghan Institute of Medical Research Developing and Delivering Breakthrough Immunotherapies: Trial, manufacture and delivery of novel cancer therapies with leading Chinese Biotech 5 $4,950,454
Biolumic Limited PhotoBio NZ: Light as a trigger for clean green food production 5 $2,502,473
Forest Growers Research Limited 21st Century tissue culture: Tissue culture techniques for 21st century forests (TC21) 7 $2,800,000
AgResearch Limited Novel variation for a persistent problem: Improving resource use efficiency and the environment by gene editing Epichloë endophytes 7 $4,106,666