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Te Kupenga - the Māori Economic Development Unit sits within the Strategic Policy & Programmes group of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment MBIE.
We are responsible for leading, in collaboration with other agencies and other parts of MBIE, the Crown response to He kai kei aku ringa – The Crown-Māori Economic Development partnership. ERERE is the action plan for the strategy
He Tupu Ōhanga - Commercial Advisors Scheme will reopen late 2020
Te Punaha Hihiko - Vision Matauranga Capability Fund will re open late 2020
The Commercial Advisors Scheme (CAS) funds Māori collectives for up to $60,000, to work with a commercial advisor for a period of 12 to 18 months.
The scheme is open to Māori collectives, including trusts, incorporations, post-settlement governance entities and coalitions of collectives and a total investment of just over $10 million committed in the last three years. Applications for the 2018 round were assessed and 33 projects identified for investment.
Sixty two CAS applications for the 2019 round were received contracted advisors to begin work 1 February 2020.
Te Punaha Hihiki: Vision Matauranga Capability Fund aims to strengthen capability, capacity, skills and networks between Māori and the science and innovation system by partnering with research organisations.
Up to $4million in funding is available in the 2020 investment round for research projects of up to 24 months.