Innovation Fund

This has funded 23 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. The fund is closed to new applications, all funding has been allocated.

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