We would like to reassure all Seed and Spearhead Project Leads that SfTI will continue to work with your Research Office to support you through any impacts from COVID-19 on your projects.
In the coming months, we plan to release a formal call for Expressions of Capability (EoC) for researchers to register their relevant capability to be part of a SfTI Biosecurity Technology research project with our National Science Challenge partner, New Zealand's Biological Heritage | Ngā Koiora Tuku Iho.
SfTI is proud to be supporting, and participating in Rewa. The teams kick started in April 2020, during New Zealand’s COVID-19 Level 4 Lockdown. With seatbelts fastened, the six teams are ready to take their research to orbital levels.
On March 10, SfTI brought together over 40 workshop participants including researchers, sector representatives and industry stakeholders to focus on how science and technology could provide solutions to improve New Zealand’s water quality.
SfTI has completed a comprehensive report on the second Māori Data Futures Hui held in Te Aurere in March 2019. This hui is part of a series of hui which started in 2018, exploring key questions relating to Māori data and how we protect and use this taonga. Co-hosted by SfTI, the Data Iwi Leaders Group, and Te Hiku Media.
A collaborative research project to improve monitoring of offshore mussel farms has moved to its next phase with sensor-laden smart buoys undergoing testing in the Marlborough Sounds.
Meet Enrico Tronchin. An experienced innovation agent who has recently joined the SfTI Programme Office team as our Commercialisation and Development Manager.
Accomplished tech entrepreneur and researcher driven by a desire to create technology that will challenge the way we think, work and live.
In a career spanning almost four decades, John Bongard ONZM has been at the forefront of commercial innovation in New Zealand.
The Kiwinet Awards celebrate heroes in research commercialisation. SfTI Deputy Director, Professor Bruce MacDonald of University of Auckland was a finalist for the Baldwins Researcher Entrepreneur Award.
Far in the Northern reaches of Te Ika a Māui lies Aurere, northeast of Kaitaia. From a plateau at the top of a hill there, you can see the horizon all around.
A joint project between Scion and SfTI has enabled researchers to create a 4D printed tree that stands up when triggered by water or heat, opening up possibilities such as valves that open and close as water temperature changes or solar cells that unfold in response to light.
We've added some answers to your questions about our current round of funding for new seed project proposals.
The SfTI Challenge was delighted to host a hui this month for the Māori experts who are playing leading and advising roles within each of the 11 National Science Challenges.
Victoria University of Wellington's Professor Sally Davenport, Director of the Science for Technological Innovation (SfTI) National Science Challenge, has welcomed a $72.7 million funding boost from the Government.
SfTI Roadshows were held around the country during October. These
were a chance to find out more on the SfTI approach to Tranche 2.
Professor Geoff Chase talks about his work on home and community care for diabetes patients.
Watch Bruce MacDonald's lecture on YouTube.
July 2017 SCIBLOG from SfTI Director, Sally Davenport MNZM.
Hot off the press: the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment this week launched ‘Highlights from the National Science Challenge Challenges’ booklet outlining achievements reached by the Challenges in 2016/17.
Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for new SfTI Personalised Value Chain (PVC) spearhead research project
SfTI welcomes applications from researchers interested in the PVC spearhead project: to enable the use of technology to better link NZ’s exporters with global consumers.
SfTI Director Sally Davenport discussed Where science benefits business and society in the NZ Business and Management Magazine.
Read SfTI Director Sally Davenport’s Dec 2017 NZ Business and Management Magazine article ‘Where science benefits business and society’
Two new technological projects aimed at selling New Zealand innovation locally and overseas have been funded by the Science for Technological Innovation (SfTI) National Science Challenge Board.
SfTI researchers are another step closer to developing a revolutionary new way of mapping groundwater flow for use in agriculture and environmental management.
At the All of SfTI Researchers’ Workshop held 10-11 July 2017, the Challenge presented the Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith with a 3D-printed version of the SfTI logo made by Scion. This video allows you to follow the creation of the 3D printed Logo using state of the art biopolymers and printing techniques. See the team, the design, the manufacturing process and the final product.
Spearhead projects are intended to deliver specific innovative technologies to help the Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge (SfTI) to achieve its mission of enhancing New Zealand’s capacity to use physical and engineering sciences for economic growth.