This map will help you to understand which organisations are involved at what stage of the innovation value chain.

Mapping Energy Innovation Ecosystem v3

The agencies, organisations and companies below are part of the categories above, and are linked to their websites for further information.

Ministry Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) Partnerships Fund, Catalyst Fund, Endeavour Fund, Māori and Public Housing Renewable Energy Fund, National Science Challenge, Strategic Science Investment Fund, Advanced Energy Technology Platform, Commercialisation Partner Network, Innovative Partnerships, Regional Strategic Partnerships Fund, PreSeed Accelerator Fund.

Callaghan Innovation R&D Project Grant, Research & Development Tax Incentive (RDTI), R&D Experience Grants, R&D Fellowship Grants, Industry 4.0 Starter Service, Innovation IP.

Accelerators and Incubators Flux Accelerator, Bridgewest Ventures, WNT Ventures, Climate Response Accelerator, Lightning Lab.

NZ Universities Auckland UniServices, Wellington UniVentures, Massey Ventures, Otago Innovation, Canterbury Research & Innovation, Lincoln Research & Innovation, WaikatoLink, Ventures AUT.

NZ Growth Capital Partners New Zealand Growth Capital Partners (NZGCP) was established by the New Zealand Government in 2002 to build a vibrant early-stage technology investment market in New Zealand. Alongside operating their Aspire and Elevate funds, they are also involved in a range of market development initiatives that include sponsorship and support of programmes, events and other initiatives alongside ecosystem partners like New Zealand Private Capital and the Angel Association of New Zealand.

Crown Research Institutes AgResearch, Institute of Environmental Science Research (ESR), Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science (GNS Science), Landcare Research, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Plant and Food Research, Scion.

Public/Private Capital Aspire NZ Seed Fund, Elevate NZ Venture Fund, Blackbird Ventures NZ, Pacific Channel, TPC Fund II, IVX Fund, First Cut III Fund, Movac Funds, k1w1 funds, GD1 NZ Technology Growth Fund, Punakaiki, Hillfarrance, Airtree, Pioneer Capital, Direct Capital, Pencarrow, NZ Private Capital, Angel Association NZ, Afterwork, Astrolab, Enterprise Angels, Equitise, FKA, Green Light Ventures, Impact Ventures, Matu Fund, Nuance Ventures, Snowball Effect, Soul Capital, The Instillery, Tomorrow, Zino Ventures.

Ara Ake Funding Access Assistance, Project or Initiative Support, Access to demonstration pilot infrastructure (Testbeds), Connect and foster trusting and enduring relationships with energy innovation stakeholders, Trusted Advisor / Subject Matter Expert services, Matching industry needs with energy innovation solutions, Energy Innovation Policy, Research and Insights.

Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) Technology Demonstration Fund, Government Investment in Decarbonising Industry (GIDI) Fund, State Sector Decarbonisation Fund, Fuel Switch Enabler Fund, Crown Loans, Energy System OptimisationEnergy Management Planning, Warmer Kiwi Homes Programme, Low Emission Transport Fund, Public Charging Infrastructure, Energy Graduate Support, Energy Audits, Industrial Systems Design Advice, Monitoring and Targeting, Energy Transition Accelerator.

New Zealand Green Investment Finance (NZGIF) is New Zealand’s first green investment bank, established by the Crown with a clear mandate to accelerate and facilitate investment to enable New Zealand’s low carbon future. It is a limited liability company that invests on a commercial basis, independent of government.

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise NZ Trade and Enterprise InvestEd, International Growth Fund, Export Capability and Growth Services, Beachhead Advisors, Investment Advisors.

Innovative Partnerships A programme run by a team of experts dedicated to helping research and development intensive businesses connect, collaborate and invest in New Zealand. They engage with innovative companies that are pushing the boundaries of technology and solving the world’s big problems, and assist them in finding their New Zealand opportunity.

Kānoa - Regional Economic Development & Investment Unit The Regional Strategic Partnership Fund, Provincial Growth Fund, COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, Infrastructure Reference Group, Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme, NZ Upgrade Programme, Regional Investment Opportunities COVID-19 Worker Redeployment Initiative, He Poutama Rangatahi, Māori Trades and Training Fund, Sector Workforce Engagement Programme.

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