1. Biosecurity Technology Mission – call for Expressions of Capability


About the Biosecurity Technology Mission

The Biosecurity Technology mission is one of several new topics being explored by the Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge (SfTI), in partnership with BioHeritage National Science Challenge.

The focus is on employing cutting-edge physical sciences and engineering to create new processes and tools that will better protect NZ from harmful biological elements such as non-indigenous flora, pathogens, insects and mammalian species. 


SfTI has now released a request for Expressions of Capability (EoC)

We are calling for EOCs from researchers to support the development of this mission.

Applications close Monday 10 August 2020.

We are interested in the expertise and experience you will bring to the research team in addressing the Biosecurity Technology Mission and your experience working in multi-disciplinary/collaborative teams. See the application form (below) for more information.

Please note, we are not accepting investigator-led research ideas and proposals.

Selected applicants will participate in a Wellington-based workshop on Wednesday 9 September 2020, with Māori, biosecurity industry and sector representatives. The purpose of the workshop is to define the research and work towards establishing a team that will develop a Biosecurity Technology Spearhead project proposal to be considered by the SfTI Board. The mission design process will conclude when a formal research proposal is submitted.

Find out more about SfTI’s Spearhead projects, and how they are designed through its mission design process.


To apply please:

1) Read the Expressions of Capability document, that provides a summary of the process and what to expect.

2) Fill in the Application Form, that asks for a summary of where your research interest lies, your expertise and experience.

3) Send your completed application form and CV, to SfTIChallenge@callaghaninnovation.govt.nz

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