Details on upcoming symposia and other events will be added when they are confirmed.
2018 MBIE Endeavour round workshops
We are calling for expressions of interest in participating in a workshop where you can present your MBIE Endeavour Research Programme or Smart Idea to a panel, who will give good honest feedback on both Excellence (Science), Vision Mātauranga and Impact (Benefit to New Zealand and Implementation Pathway, i.e. how best to take this to market and extract maximum value for New Zealand).
Each individual/Team will be given up to an hour for us to undertake a premortem on the proposal – note, most of this will be discussion, you’ll have about ten minutes at the beginning to present your Excellent, Vision Mātauranga and Impact. Hopefully after this, participants will go away with a much clearer idea of how their proposal might be framed to meet MBIE’s requirements and potentially a list of people to talk with – next users, end-users, potential collaborators, and ideas to give effect to Vision Mātauranga.
Approximate timing is late-June/early-July. Likely we’ll have a one-hour session for all participants at the beginning to talk generally about the fund, then we’ll have timeslots for each project.
If you are thinking of applying in the 2019 round, and you would like to participate, please email Rebecca Hurrell. We will have all participants sign a confidentiality statement.