April to June 2020 - A KiwiNet initiative, proudly supported by SfTI
The inaugural Rewa Pre-Accelerator has taken flight!
7 great teams launched their early-stage ideas through mentorship, skills-building, overseas connections, and market insights.
…But it was also much more than that. This is where big ideas are growing towards big impact!
If you’re working on some promising publicly-funded research and are trying to establish a real-world application for it, Rewa is the programme for you.
This 10 week programme culminated in a celebration of its success and we are already planning Rewa 2021 – to find out more about the technologies teams and teams who took part and how you can be involved in the 2021 event, contact Seumas McCroskery.Learn More
This programme is unique because:
This is an 11 week-long programme that requires teams to commit to:
The commitment required reflects the invaluable experience and opportunities this course provides.
KiwiNet’s Rewa is an extension of the successful Australian ON Prime programme, which has trained more than 4000 publicly funded researchers, and will be facilitated by ON Prime’s Ian Storie and David Burt.
Rewa is proudly supported by the Science for Technological Innovation (SfTI), one of New Zealand's 11 National Science Challenges.
Its mission is to enhance New Zealand’s capacity to use physical sciences and engineering for economic growth.
Visit www.sftichallenge.govt.nz to find out more.
“The core idea of our project has changed dramatically. It didn't really meet the needs of our customers. We wish that we had learned what we learned here 4 years ago when we started out.”
“We were challenged about the core elements of our idea and encouraged to think bigger which created new questions, new opportunities and new hypotheses to validate or discard. The exposure to criticism and a willingness to reflect on that and embrace it made us stronger, more thoughtful and more resilient as a team, and our idea a better fit to the outside world.”