About SfTI

He hiringa hangarau, he oranga tangata
Innovation in technology for the benefit of people

The Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge (SfTI) is a 10-year (2014-2024) science investment with a mission to enhance the capacity of Aotearoa-New Zealand to use physical sciences and engineering for economic growth and prosperity.

465 Researchers
40 Organisations
10 Spearhead projects
84 Seed projects

Professional development events for SfTI researchers

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Regional Researchers Workshops


This year we would like to invite SfTI researchers to host their own regional Researchers Workshop. 

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Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho: Wai 262 and the NSCs


Learn about the Wai 262 Waitangi Tribunal claim: What are the issues raised within the claim and how can the National Science Challenges (NSCs) provide a unique environment for responding to these issues?

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Māori capability training


Increase your understanding of Māori culture and build your confidence for engaging with Māori. The Wellington Uni-Professional has three courses available.

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