Ngā Umanga Whakapā ā-Whenua Horizon Europe – Māori NCP

He whai wāhitanga tō te tūnga NCP ki te whakapakari i ngā hononga i waenga i te Māori me te hōtaka rangahau me te auahatanga tino nui rawa atu o Te Tōpūtanga o Ūropi, ki te whai hua i ngā rawa ā-ao me te mākohakoha hei hāpai i ngā wawata Māori, me te tautoko i tā ngā kairangahau Māori āhei atu ki te mākohakoha rangahau me te auahatanga aowhānui mō ngā whakaarotau paetata.

The Māori NCP role is an opportunity to strengthen connections between Māori and the European Union’s largest-ever research and innovation programme, leverage international resources and expertise for Māori aspirations, and support Māori researchers to access international RSI expertise for local priorities.

Ngā mahi a ngā NCP – What NCPs do

The purpose of NCPs is to:

  • promote and publicise Horizon Europe opportunities among the research, science and innovation community
  • assist, advise, and train the community on the how the programme operates
  • support the community in networking and building research partnerships.

Te tunga NCP Māori – The Māori NCP role

As with all parts of our Research, Science and Innovation (RSI) system, we strive to embed Te Tiriti and Māori aspirations across all aspects of our work at MBIE. This is embodied in the negotiated agreement for New Zealand’s Association to Horizon Europe, which explicitly acknowledges our obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the need to value and protect mātauranga Māori.

The Māori NCP for Horizon Europe provides a strong mechanism to support Māori engagement with the programme, by providing direct connections to the Māori research, science and innovation community and highlighting funding opportunities for research to be undertaken by and/or for the benefit of Māori. The Māori NCP will work across the thematic clusters with a specific objective of supporting and increasing Māori engagement with the programme. They work with the rest of the NCP network to:

  • engage directly with Māori researchers and stakeholders
  • connect researchers with relevant funding opportunities in the Horizon Europe work programmes
  • assist researchers with finding potential partners (in Europe and New Zealand) for Horizon Europe bids
  • bring a Māori viewpoint and knowledge into general NCP engagements
  • provide a Māori perspective in our interactions with the European Commission
  • facilitate greater Māori involvement with the Horizon Europe programme.

This will help to ensure that our investment in Horizon Europe is supporting the aspirations of Māori researchers and that the positive impacts of this research programme extend as widely as possible in the community. Greater Māori participation is expected to increase both the benefits of the Horizon Europe programme to New Zealand and the value New Zealand’s association brings to the programme in return.

National contact points

Andrew SporleMāori NCP – Andrew Sporle

  • Managing Director, iNZight Analytics; Deputy Director, Healthier Lives National Science Challenge; Associate Professor (Honorary) of Statistics, University of Auckland
  • Auckland, New Zealand
Last updated: 28 August 2023