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Funding recipients

Find out which agencies and projects received innovation funding from the 2020/21 funding round.

Department of Internal Affairs
Project Description Funding
Elevating Aotearoa's future Helping to build diversity in the digital public sector by focusing on the development of Māori and Pacific Peoples in ICT roles, including on-the-job training and experience. $600,000
Hauora Tairawhiti Gisborne District Health Board
Project Description Funding
Empowering community-based telehealth enablement Adapting existing systems, boosting technical facilities and enhancing digital skills in the community so patients and whānau have better access to telehealth technology. $210,000
Ministry for the Environment
Project Description Funding
Croissant Developing and testing an all-of-government consultation tagging tool, to reduce the processing and analysis of public submissions. $250,000
Ministry for Women
Project Description Funding
Digital Platform for Increasing Diversity on Government Boards Creating a digital platform that offers a range of governance training, mentoring services and application help to people interested in joining public service governance - to diversify government boards. $365,000
Ministry of Health
Project Description Funding
Being a Senior Working with district health boards, primary health organisations, care organisations and technology / sensor providers to test how sensors can be used to improve health outcomes for seniors. $195,000
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
Project Description Funding
Rangatahi/Youth Housing — Access
and Support
Creating one point of access where rangatahi/young people can find all the information they need to identify and apply for appropriate housing options and wrap around support. The Ministry is partnering with 5 agencies to deliver this service. $208,000
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Creative HQ
Project Description Funding
Innovation Barometer Engaging with agencies producing insights through the Innovation Barometer interactive tool that measures the innovation ability of organisations. $425,000
NZ Police
Project Description Funding
NZ Police Vetting Portal Delivering a proof of concept (POC) that will offer a new and improved vetting service to all customers via a web portal. The POC will confirm the viability of the new service. $475,360
Open Source Hub Establishing a hub for government open source practitioners to develop their open source intelligence skills and foster better approaches to the collection of open source information. $425,000
Support Service Referral Managment

Developing digital tools to refer people to appropriate support services.

Public Service Commission
Project Description Funding
Public Service Workforce Deployment Creating a single all-of-government workforce deployment solution to enable retention, development and deployment of skilled public servants throughout the system. $200,000
Unlocking Leadership Data Piloting the concept of having secure, automated exchange of employee data between agencies on a central platform, starting with the collection of data on senior leaders. $135,000
Stats NZ
Project Description Funding
Community DataHub Pilot Testing an approach to improving access to data for Māori through a data hub pilot. $440,175
Data Lab Commons Building a knowledge-sharing platform within the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) Data Lab. $448,978
Data Ventures Business Vulnerability Index

Delivering a business vulnerability index by using data from banks to provide a monthly indicator on the health of businesses by region and industry.

Project Description Funding
WorkSafe Open Source for Crowdsource Delivering an open source crowdsourcing platform that will identify emergent new practices with the goal to improving health, wellbeing, safety and productivity. $250,000

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