Meet the Innovators

KiwiNet's Emerging Innovator Programme provides targeted support to early stage career scientists who will become the future innovators of New Zealand.

The Fund enables scientists to build industry connections and demonstrate a proof-of-principle of a disruptive new invention.

To be awarded a place in the programme, a scientist must demonstrate a clever new idea and a willingness to work closely with industry and/or commercial mentors as they develop a prototype. The aim of the programme is to have more scientists with disruptive new ideas, working alongside businesses to solve industry challenges.