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
11 Spearhead projects
84 Seed projects

Professional development events for SfTI researchers

Hero image Workshop SFTI19 0311

Regional Researchers Workshops


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

Read more
Hero image Patent

Patent-searching workshop series


Do you want to know if your research is truly unique? Learn how to enhance your patent-searching skills, plus discover useful technical knowledge, improve your grant applications and identify potential collaborators and competitors at SfTI’s patent-searching workshop series

Read more
Hero image iStock 587787122 PDimage 770x400px

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.

Read more