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Funding recipients

Find out which agencies and projects received innovation funding from the 2021/22 and 2020/21 funding rounds.

2021/22 funding round recipients

Archives New Zealand

Project Description Funding
AoG Data Lake Archives New Zealand and partners will be using artificial intelligence (AI) to crack the problem of a build-up of decades of digital information in agencies so that Mātauranga Māori and other government information will be more accessible. $507,500
Māori Metadata Solutions Delivering a business case that scopes a Māori metadata solution for public archives (or content held by Archives NZ), informed by iwi and Māori consultation and is guided by the needs and practices of Māori. $564,500

Callaghan Innovation

Project Description Funding
Iwi Data Discovery Delivering customisable and scalable AI tools for iwi groups, unlocking big data within cultural and regulatory contexts, to meet iwi aspirations. $855,000

Ministry for the Environment

Project Description Funding
FAIR Climate Data Developing and testing an application programming interface (API) to access and label climate data. The API is open-source, allowing community extensions, and offers a one-stop location, irrespective of where data is stored. $473,240

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Project Description Funding
Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) cross-agency code module pilot Making IDI data easier to use and understand by all, through the development of a sustainable and enduring community-wide documentation system for administrative data. $635,500

Ministry of Social Development

Project Description Funding
Unified Digital Platform for Carbon Neutral Government Program (CNGP) Developing a unified all-of-government carbon emission reporting, budgeting and analytics solution to support the Carbon Neutral Government Programme and to build a centralised emissions data system for the public sector. $398,000
Manaaki Tairāwhiti Developing a tool to enable frontline navigators to efficiently gather accurate data on client-identified needs and barriers to accessing appropriate social sector services. Real-time insights will also inform decision making on service design and provision. $245,000

Ministry of Transport

Project Description Funding
Supporting community voices in NZ Transport Developing and testing a shareable, scalable tool that allows large-scale collection and analysis of oral submissions as part of public consultation, to improve inclusion practice and boost engagement. $299,500

Public Service Commission

Project Description Funding
AoG Board Appointment Data Integration System Seeking to integrate databases and systems to provide better links between potential candidates for government board roles and information about those roles, now and in the future. $293,460

The Treasury

Project Description Funding
Improving financial and investment data collection and reporting Developing systems and processes to systematically bring together cross agency investment and financial data to deliver analysis and reporting below appropriation level. $348,000

Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand

Project Description Funding
Enabling Integrated Marine Management Delivering a proof of concept to better inform New Zealand ocean management by integrating marine spatial data across existing systems. Four agencies are working in partnership to test a cloud-based data mesh technology. $442,300
The Power of Property Perspectives Delivering a proof of concept for a future national property data system, reflecting many property perspectives, that will improve production of official statistics and better inform climate change adaptation, business innovations and property investment decisions. $445,000

2020/21 funding round recipients

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 Management

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

2019/20 funding round recipients

Read about the applicants and projects that received innovation funding in the 2019/20 funding round.

Successful applicants for the Digital Government Partnership Innovation Fund 2019/2020 announced

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