Scion's science platforms

Scion receives $23.4 million per year of Strategic Science Investment Fund (SSIF) funding for 2 science platforms – Forest systems and Manufactured products from trees.

MBIE funding details

Between 2017 and 2019, Scion’s total annual Strategic Science Investment Fund (SSIF) funding was $17.4 million per year.

In 2019, Scion received further SSIF funding ($6 million) to support capability in the Forest Systems platform for a period of 1 year.

In 2020, Scion’s annual SSIF funding ($17.4 million) increased by $6 million per year.

About the research

Forest systems (receiving $12.2 million of Scion’s annual SSIF funding) for sustainable intensification of tree production e.g. genetic improvement of trees, afforestation for marginal lands to store carbon and reduce erosion, managing fire risks.

Manufactured products from trees (receiving $11.2 million of Scion’s annual SSIF funding) for developing high-value products from trees eg engineered wood products to improve building performance; polymers, chemicals and energy from trees.

Below are the public statements from our contract with Scion.

Annual updates

Recipients of SSIF funding are required to report yearly on the progress of their work programme. Below are the public updates from Scion’s annual reports.

Last updated: 19 February 2024