Advanced Energy Technology platform

Advanced Energy Technology is technology at the frontier of innovation, with the potential to advance and disrupt global energy markets.

We define advanced energy technology as engineering, physical and biological sciences research developing technologies at the frontier of transforming the way we produce, use, manage, and store energy.  These technologies will have the potential to radically shift the global energy landscape and develop market opportunities for New Zealand.  The Advanced Energy Technology platform intends to:

  • support and develop world-leading research capability in niche areas of advanced energy science
  • enable New Zealand to contribute to, and benefit from, opportunities in international technology markets
  • deliver on the Government’s advanced energy technology investment goals.

MBIE funding

The Government is committed to investing $50 million in four Strategic Science Investment Fund (SSIF) Advanced Energy Technology research programmes until 30 June 2027.

Programme details

High power electric motors for large-scale transport

Contracting organisation: The Research Trust of Victoria University of Wellington

Funding: $15 million

Start and end dates: 1 October 2020 to 30 June 2027

Ahuora: Delivering sustainable industry through smart process heat decarbonisation

Contracting organisation: University of Waikato

Funding: $12.5 million

Start and end dates: 1 October 2020 to 30 June 2027

Architecture of the future low-carbon, resilient, electrical power system

Contracting organisation: University of Canterbury

Funding: $13.3 million

Start and end dates: 1 October 2020 to 30 June 2027

Aotearoa: Green hydrogen technology

Contracting organisation: GNS Science

Funding: $9.21 million

Start and end dates: 1 June 2021 to 30 June 2027

Last updated: 09 April 2024