Innovation Fund

This fund is for innovative research projects that will help build a blue economy in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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

The fund introduces new approaches, capability, research and researchers to Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge. It supports projects up to a value of $250k for 2 years.

Funding for 6 projects has been announced, with 2 more under consideration.

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