Curious Minds seeks to encourage and enable better engagement with science and technology across all sectors of New Zealand, to bring about a nation of Curious Minds, where science is inspiring, recognisable, highly valued and personally relevant to all New Zealanders. It is guided by A Nation of Curious Minds – He Whenua Hihiri i te Mahara, A National Strategic Plan for Science in Society, and was launched in 2014, following the creation of the National Science Challenges. Curious Minds is jointly managed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the Ministry of Education and the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor.
University of Canterbury College of Engineering
The University of Canterbury is New Zealand's second oldest university, founded in 1873, and it has New Zealand's first ever Engineering School. The College of Engineering has world-class research and teaching facilities include a cutting edge augmented reality lab, New Zealand's only high voltage lab, a structures lab, fluids lab, and a wind tunnel.
Te Punaha Matatini
Te Pūnaha Matatini – ‘the meeting place of many faces’ – is a Centre of Research Excellence hosted by the University of Auckland that will develop methods and approaches for transforming complex data about New Zealand’s environment, economy, and society into knowledge, tools, and insight for making better decisions. Te Pūnaha Matatini were the first major sponsor of Maths Craft
The Dodd-Walls Centre
The Dodd-Walls Centre is a world class collaborative research network building on New Zealand’s strength in the fields of quantum optics, photonics and precision atomic physics. Their research centres around photonics, the manipulation of light at the most fundamental, quantum level, and the control and manipulation of matter at the atomic scale, through the use of light.
University of Auckland Department of Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics at the University of Auckland is one of the largest and most diverse departments within The University of Auckland, covering Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education and Pure Mathematics. It has a strong international reputation and offers degrees and diplomas that enjoy widespread recognition with employers in New Zealand and internationally.
Felt is New Zealand's online marketplace for locally made goods – a place to buy New Zealand made products direct from the maker. Felt enables New Zealand artists, makers, designers and craftspeople to promote and sell their work in a supportive environment.
Ashford Handicrafts Ltd
In 1934 Walter Ashford founded Ashford Handicrafts in New Zealand, a company that has become a world leader in the manufacture of quality wooden textile equipment and in quality yarns. Ashford wool is 100% grown and processed in New Zealand, with the whole process from the fibre selection to processing managed by them, from farm to fibre artist.
New Zealand Mathematical Society (Inc.)
The New Zealand Mathematical Society (Inc.) is the representative body of professional mathematicians in New Zealand, and was founded in 1974. Its aims include promotion of research in the mathematical sciences, the development, application and dissemination of mathematical knowledge within New Zealand, and effective cooperation and collaboration between mathematicians and their colleagues in New Zealand and in other countries.