|Aotearoa has heaps of inventors and thinkers with ideas to solve our greatest environmental problems. But making that idea a reality can be challenging. That’s where 9Wire comes in.9Wire provides a bridge for innovators to help them transform the potential of those ideas into real environmental impact.
Who is 9Wire?
A collection of Aotearoa’s key funders and innovation support organisations which share a passion and commitment for solving environmental problems. They have collaborated to create 9Wire, which leverages their collective strengths to help innovators bring their environmental solutions to life.
Who should apply?
Whether you are tinkering in your shed, have a nugget of an idea, an established invention, or a new governance or organisational innovation—if it’s a solution for the environment—we want to hear from you.
How it works
Innovators, inventors, thinkers, tinkerers, and hackers with a great idea can apply now to be part of 9Wire. Innovations which show the greatest promise for solving environmental problems will receive full wrap-around bespoke support, funding, one-on-one mentoring, training, and access to 9Wire’s exclusive network.
The best of the rest will also receive support from the participating partners to help bridge the gaps in their journey. 9Wire is the antithesis of the all-or-nothing approach. 9Wire is the all and something approach.
Successful participants will gain access to a network with:
– More than a billion dollars in funding
– More than 300 PHDs and other experts doing research across every aspect of the
environment and sustainability
– Research, intellectual property, and data
– Expert advice and mentoring
– Business building and start-up support
– Unparalleled networks into government, business and the International community
– Research equipment, laboratories, land, facilities, equipment & machinery
– Access to markets and customers/consumers
Applications are open now, and close Monday, 8th of July 2019.
The earlier you submit your application the better, as you will be receiving feedback or asked additional questions on your application during the six-week process.