In February 2017, Maths Craft was awarded a grant from MBIE’s Unlocking Curious Minds fund to take Maths Craft on the road. Thanks to Curious Minds and our generous sponsors, this year we'll be running events around New Zealand. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form on our Contact Us page.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.