Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jan 25, 2017 16:16:06 GMT 12
UP TO $4M AVAILABLE AS PART OF FIFTH MĀTAURANGA CAPABILITY FUND
Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith and Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell have today opened a fifth round of the Te Pūnaha Hihiko - Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund in which up to $4 million is available for successful projects.
“We are seeking proposals that strengthen connections between Māori and the science and innovation system. This fund will continue to foster a greater understanding of how science and technology can contribute to the aspirations of Māori organisations, for the benefit of New Zealand,” says Mr Goldsmith.
The Vision Mātauranga policy aims to unlock the science and innovation potential of Māori knowledge, resources and people. It focuses on four themes:
• indigenous innovation – contributing to economic growth through distinctive science and innovation
• taiao/environment – achieving environmental sustainability through iwi and hapū relationships with land and sea
• hauora/health – improving health and social wellbeing
• mātauranga – exploring indigenous knowledge and science and innovation.