Infrastructure funded through the Strategic Science Investment Fund

The Strategic Science Investment Fund (SSIF) Infrastructure supports infrastructure with high national benefits that will not emerge during usual business because of the scale, complexity, long duration and multi-user nature of the investment.

Access to high quality research infrastructure is a critical input into excellent science. 

The SSIF allows for greater coordination and impact from this nationally critical infrastructure and currently funds:

  • Australian Synchrotron
  • Enhanced Geohazards Monitoring
  • Genomics Aotearoa
  • The New Zealand based Mission Operations Control Centre
  • National eScience Infrastructure
  • Nationally Significant Collections and Databases
  • Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand
  • Research Vessel Tangaroa.
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Australian Synchrotron

Funding to the Australian Synchrotron is provided through the New Zealand Synchrotron Group, who are contracted by MBIE for $15.992 million excluding GST over 9 years to September 2026.

Enhanced Geohazards Monitoring

The Government is investing $19.5 million over 4 years in enhancing GeoNet to enable faster, more accurate and available science advice and warnings for major geological events.

Genomics Aotearoa

As host for the Genomics Aotearoa collaborative research platform, the University of Otago are contracted by MBIE for $39.752 million excluding GST over 7 years to July 2024.

Mission Operations Control Centre

The University of Auckland Funding are contracted by MBIE for $3.35 million excluding GST to host the New Zealand based Mission Operations Control Centre over 7 years to May 2028.

National eScience Infrastructure

NeSI - New Zealand eScience Infrastructure - is New Zealand's computing research infrastructure.

Nationally Significant Collections and Databases

Scientific collections and databases comprise systematically collected groups of items or data that underpin a broad range of scientific research.

Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand

Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand operates a high-capacity, ultra high-speed national research and education network (NREN).

Research Vessel Tangaroa

This page sets out the details of our contract with NIWA for the Research Vessel Tangaroa.

Review of scientific collections and databases

We are currently reviewing the Government’s investment in scientific collections and databases to ensure an efficient and enduring funding model.

Last updated: 26 May 2022