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

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) funds mission-led research to address issues of economic, environmental and/or social importance to New Zealand. MBIE contracts often involve 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 NameDuration Project Leader Contract Value
Restoring Urban Nature2021-2026Prof Bruce Clarkson$10,069,140
Quantifying past rainfall and climate extremes in New Zealand2021-2024A/Prof Adam Hartland$1,000,000
An ecosystem modelling platform to assist New Zealand lake management2021-2024A/Prof Deniz Ozkundakci$999,999
Ahuora: Delivering sustainable industry through smart process heat decarbonisation2020-2027Prof Michael Walmsley$12,499,224
Reducing flood inundation hazard and risk across Aotearoa New Zealand2020-2025Prof Iain White (Subcontract)$3,000,000
Amiomio Aotearoa – A circular economy for the wellbeing of New Zealand2020-2025Prof Kim Pickering$10,939,795
Working to End Racial Oppression2020-2025Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki$10,030,790
Tikanga in Technology: Indigenous approaches to transforming data ecosystems2020-2024

A/Prof Māui Hudson

Cyber Security Research Programme - Artificial intelligence for Human-Centric Security2020-2023Dr Vimal Kumar$2,050,669
Public Housing and Urban Regeneration2020- 2023Prof Mark Apperley (Subcontract) $122,053
He Kainga Pai Rawa: Building Community Research Capacity for Housing2020-2022Prof John Oetzel$99,948
Time-Evolving Data Science / Artificial Intelligence for Advanced Open Environmental Science ( Data Science Platform2019-2026Prof Albert Bifet$13,000,000
Turning the tide on prison violence2019-2024Dr Armon Tamatea$3,916,045
Halving rural and Maori community wastewater treatment costs: Mainstreaming novel eco-cultural technologies2019-2024Dr Mark Lay (Subcontract)$500,000
A new method for measurements of muddy suspended sediments in aquatic environments 2019-2023A/Prof Julia Mullarney $1,000,000
Evaluating earthquake risk using liquefied volcanic-ash layers in lakes 2019-2023Prof David Lowe $1,000,000
User-friendly deep learning 2019-2022 Prof Geoffrey Holmes $1,000,000
Decision automation for orchards and vineyards2018-2023Prof Mike Duke (Subcontract)$3,076,372
Identifying solutions for using personal monitoring to support workers in hazardous industries 2018-2022Dr Judith Bowen $999,993
Omnidirectional earthquake isolation system 2018-2022Prof Sinniah Ilanko $993,612
Harnessing marine invasive allelochemistry to fast track bioactive applications 2018-2022Prof Chris Battershill $999,993
New approaches to detect invasive fish 2018-2021 Dr Clare Browne $1,000,000
Eye on lakes: national monitoring of cyanobacterial blooms 2018-2021 Prof Ian Hawes $1,000,00
  Total (excl. GST) $84,304,892