Innovation Fund

This fund is for innovative research projects in partnership with enterprise and business organisations, that will help build a blue economy in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This fund supports small, short-term projects up to a value of $250k for 2 years, and focuses on new approaches, capability, research and researchers/research partnerships. Project partners provide additional co-funding or funding in-kind.

We define 'blue economy' as being comprised of marine activities that generate economic value and contribute positively to social, cultural and ecological well-being.