Completed SFF Futures projects: cross-category

A list of completed cross-category projects.


Eat New Zealand digital food experience platform

Project start: 18 March 2020
Project completed: 15 January 2021
MPI funding: $200,000 
Industry funding: $50,000  
Industry partner: Eat NZ 
Region: Nationwide

Eat NZ undertook a 6-month feasibility study for a digital solution to tell New Zealand’s food story, both locally and internationally. The solution would connect travellers and buyers with actual and virtual food and food experiences. The study showed that it is financially and technically feasible, and identified and quantified the markets. Eat NZ is now seeking funding to make the project a reality.

Supporting NZ young farmers 

Project start: 11 December 2019
Project completed: 11 June 2020
MPI funding: $72,000  
Industry funding: $54,350  
Industry partner: The NZ Federation of Young Farmers Clubs Inc  
Region: Nationwide

This project evaluated the business need for a digital solution to support young people in the food and fibres sector. This platform would connect the young people to a range of services and resources, such as career guidance, leadership opportunities, mental health and wellbeing support, employment and experience opportunities.  

Puāwaitia te Takapau Horanui

Project start: 3 September 2019
Project completed: 31 March 2020
MPI funding: $99,990
Industry funding: $36,410
Industry partner: Ngāti Pāhauwera Development Trust
Region: Hawke’s Bay

This project (part one of a four-phase plan) brought together a collective of Māori farms from across Hawke’s Bay to assess the use of long range, wide area network (LoRaWAN) infrastructure to support the deployment of sensor technology to rurally remote areas.

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