NZ government backs innovation with $1.6m

Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao has allocated $1.6 million to six “innovative” education specialists as the country’s sector adapts to the post-Covid environment.

The six awardees will be handed support ranging from $200,000 to $300,000 for individual projects over the next 12 months.

“The quality of the entrants was a clear indication of New Zealand ingenuity, market knowledge and cutting-edge innovation,” ENZ chief executive Grant McPherson said.

The country’s government announced $10m in 2020 to fund new “future-focused” products and services to drive onshore and offshore growth as part of a $52m sector support package.