MBIE Endeavour Round 2018 Funding Results Announced!

The Endeavour Fund is New Zealand’s largest contestable research fund, with almost $250 million in 2018. In particular, this year there has been significant investment into supporting research and development with practical industrial applications, as well as transitioning to a low emissions economy. Of particular note are the teams from Landcare Research receiving $13 million to build new tools to improve forest ecosystem resilience to plant pathogens, and Bruce McDonald’s Center for Automation and Robotic Engineering Science at the University of Auckland receiving almost $17 million to further improve robotic automation in orchards and vineyards!

Congratulations to all successful research teams – a full list is available here: https://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/science-innovation/funding-info-opportunities/investment-funds/endeavour-fund/document-image-library/successful-proposals-summary.pdf