Current major contracts with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

MBIE funding is usually for team-based collaborative research lasting several years, and provides a stable platform for the development of medium to long-term research to address issues of importance to New Zealand. MBIE contracts are for applied research that involves end users such as industry partners, government agencies and local authorities. Many projects support postgraduate students, providing invaluable experience for the students while increasing the pool of future research leaders.

Contract Name Contract Leader Contract Value
Carbon Capture and Storage: Designing the Legal and Regulatory Framework for New Zealand Prof Barry Barton $281,750
Comprehensive Monitoring of New Zealands Digital Infrastructure Dr Richard Nelson $1,496,237
Engineering energy efficiency in powder plants Prof Peter Kamp $3,948,688
Restoring Freshwater Ecosystems and Resurrecting Indigenous Lake Biodiversity Prof David Hamilton $9,876,000
New Zealand Titanium Powder Metal Technologies Platform Prof Ian Brown $5,750,000
Making Active Ageing a Reality: Maximising Participation and Contribution by Older People Prof Peggy Koopman-Boyden $687,054
Tectono-sedimentary framework for increased oil & gas resource exploration in New Zealand's frontier basins Prof Peter Kamp $2,750,000
Enhancing titanium alloy powder consolidation capabilities of New Zealand Industry Assoc Prof Brian Gabbitas $2,450,712
Science Learning Hub Prof Alister Jones &
Prof Bronwen Cowie
$3,861,700 per year
  Total Investment $31,102,141
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