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Recipients July 2022

Catalyst: Seeding
Funding round overview

Programme Number of received proposals Number of funded proposals
General 44  7
JSPS Joint Research Project  7  3

Catalyst: Seeding General

New Zealand PI


Project Title



Collaboration Partners

Collaborator Institutions


Dr Robert Abbel Scion Research Next generation sensors for the digitalisation of the forestry sector 61,800 24 Professor Magdassi The Hebrew University of Jerusalem ISRAEL
Dr Naomi Wells Lincoln University Moss: the secret fertiliser of Aotearoa’s rainforests? 80,000 24 Dr Glenny, Associate Professor Rousk Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, University of Copenhagen DENMARK
Dr Victor Dieriks University of Auckland Untangling Multiple System Atrophy through a strategic partnership with the University of Sydney 80,000 24 Professor Halliday The University of Sydney AUSTRALIA
Dr Lisa Williams University of Auckland Pou kāpura: Reimagining palliative care for homeless people in Aotearoa New Zealand: A two nations approach 79,977 24 Ms Prince, Professor Stajduhar Lakehead University, University of Victoria CANADA, CANADA
Dr Gergely Toldi University of Auckland A novel treatment strategy of inflammatory complications in premature infants 79,450 24 Professor Veldman, Professor Nold Helios Dr. Horst Schmidt Kliniken, Monash University GERMANY, AUSTRALIA
Dr Wentao Wu University of Canterbury Accelerating transition to low carbon buildings by transforming building mass into thermal battery 80,000 24 Professor Dr Luo, Dr Cetin, Professor Dr Hong, Professor Dr Liu, Dr Grinham Cardiff University, Michigan State University, Yonsei University, Chongqing University, Harvard University UNITED KINGDOM, USA, KOREA, CHINA, USA
Dr Jaydee Cabral University of Otago 3D printed nipple areolar complex implants for breast cancer patients 80,000 24 Distinguished Professor P Fisher University of Maryland USA


New Zealand – Japan Joint Research Project

New Zealand PI Institution Project Title


(GST Excl)

Months Japanese Collaborator(s)
Professor Justin Hodgkiss Victoria University of Wellington Towards a Next-Generation Material Data Platform - A New Zealand-Japan Collaboration 60,000 24

Dr Daniel Packwood, Kyoto University, Japan

Dr William Liu Auckland University of Technology Trustworthy and Privacy-preserving Collaborative Control Technologies for Vehicular IoT 60,000 24

Professor Sowerby, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Associate Professor Welch, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Professor Wu, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan

Professor Georg Zellmer Massey University Genesis of cataclysmic felsic magma eruptions along the western Pacific Ring of Fire 60,000 24 Dr Alex Nichols, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Dr Hajime Taniuchi, AIST, Japan, Professor Takeshi Kuritani, Hokkaido University, Japan