Imagine a world where robots can be trained to work alongside humans in factories and the outdoors in a safe and flexible way. This Spearhead project is developing software and prototypes to make this happen.
‘Additive’ manufacturing can harness New Zealand’s natural resources, such biopolymers or plant and wood fibers to create new, more environmentally friendly materials and products.
This Spearhead project is creating smart data analytics tools to help track down rightful Māori shareholders to connect them to their land.
SfTI researchers are designing and building Ātea, an immersive experience that will draw on Māori protocol and world views as well as new technologies to preserve and share knowledge, language and culture in the digital realm.
This longitudinal research programme will continue over the 10-year lifetime of SfTI and will examine human capacity (people and their skills), and relational capacity (networks between researchers and industry), within New Zealand’s innovation system.
New needle free sensing and insulin delivery technology to let Type-2 diabetes patients manage their care without the pain and hassle of finger pricks and injections.
A team of SfTI researchers have developed electromagnetic sensors that for the first time could allow water resource managers to accurately measure the volume and flow of groundwater.
This Spearhead project is developing underwater sensing and communication tools and data analytics to let farmers monitor their ocean farms from home base.
Spearheads projects are developed in partnership with industry and Māori through Mission Labs. To form our Spearhead projects, we follow a ‘Mission Lab’ and ‘Mission Design’ process.