The Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge

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.

555 Researchers
41 Organisations
11 Spearhead projects
86 Seed projects

Professional development events for SfTI researchers

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Patent-Searching Workshop Series


Do you want to know if your research is truly unique? SfTI is teaming up with KiwiNet for the second time to offer a free Patent-Searching Workshop Series, facilitated by Tim Stirrup (Ph.D.) a Registered NZ and Australian Patent Attorney.

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Rewa Ake, meaning ‘to be elevated higher’ 


This free Customer Discovery Workshop Series focusing on end-user/customer engagement and discovery is designed to help researchers elevate their idea and get out there to find the market. 

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Regional Researchers Workshops


Due to Covid-19, it has not been possible to host our annual Researchers Workshop since 2019. Get in touch with your project or theme leader to discuss how a local event can help you achieve your professional development goals. SfTI can provide logistics support with this. 

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