2015/16 grant recipients

 

Annually we have approximately $500,000 available for community grants. See what work our grants are currently funding below.

Internet Research


Date

Recipient

Amount

Project

Report

2015/16

Karaitiana Taiuru

$3,200

Detailed analysis of the 18 Maori ICT groups detailing their structure, who they are, their purpose and history

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2015/16

Dr Faraz Hasan (Massey University)

$15,000

A universal mobility management framework for future wireless Internet

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2015/16

Dr Helen Roberts (University of Otago)

$14,307

The impact of Information Communications and Technology on Dunedin's economy and future economics sustainability

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2015/16

Ulrich Speidel (University of Auckland)

$20,000

Improving the utilisation of shared Internet satellite connection

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2015/16

Dr Haibo Zhang (University of Otago)

$25,000

Develop efficient solutions to eliminate multipath effects for better quality of mobile Internet services

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2015/16

Dr Aniket Mahanti

$9,000

Study the content sharing dynamics in the piracy ecosystem using Internet measurements, and gauge the online media consumption characteristics of New Zealanders through a survey.

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2015/16

Prof Samuel Mann (Otago Polythecnic)

$20,000

This research benefits community and business by creating a proven, replicable system using Internet of Things tools to support citizen-driven science projects

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Community Projects


Date

Recipient

Amount

Project

Report

2015/16

Venture Southline (Alistair Adam)

$15,000

Helping make better use of internet connections for both rural and urban users (both private and commercial) through digital connections liaison and enablement support.

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2015/16

Wicket Networks (Stu Fleming)

$24,000

Providing access to Internet through free WiFi, CodeClub, Minecraft Club and robotics workshops for adolescents and adults and a Video Factory to enable the community to tell their new and existing stories.

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2015/16

Kiwicon (Simon Howard) 

$20,000

The provision of it’s ninth New Zealand Information Security (infosec) community conference, to be run in Wellington on 10-11 December 2015.

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2015/16

Welcome Bay Community Center (Antoon Moonen)

$9,062

To install two outdoor rated Ubiquiti "Unifi" access points to provide controlled public internet access to the area containing Welcome Bay Hall, the Community Centre and Waitaha Park, also encompassing the playground adjacent to the Centre.

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2015/16

Matihetihe Marae Trust (Robyn Kamira)

$25,000

A continuation of Matihetihe Marae Trust’s On the Grid work. Mitimiti on the Grid 1 saw the arrival of a full telecommunications infrastructure in a small, isolated marae in the Far North in March 2015. Mitimiti on the Grid 2 aims to "water the seeds" and to generate a self-sustainable global community from Mitimiti.

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2015/16

National Collective of Independent Women's Refuge (Pollyanne Peña)

$22,000

The Refuge Online Project which will ensure that the 41 tauiwi and tangata whenua refuges affiliated with Ngā Whare Whakaruruhau o Aotearoa / National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges (NCIWR) have an accessible online presence which encourages clients to seek help online as a first port of call.

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Conference Attendance


Date

Recipient

Amount

Conference

Report

2015/16

Dr Tobias Langlotz

$4,889

IEEE PerCom, 14-18 Mar, Sydney

- Internet policy and governance conference

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2015/16

Lorraine Williamson

$8,000

ISTE Conference 2016 (26-29 June 2016, Denver, USA)

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2015/16

Dr Qiang Fu

$3,500

IEEE GLOBECOM 2015 (6-10 Dec. 2015, San Diego, USA)

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2015/16

Bronwyn Holloway-Smith

$3,500

SubOptic 2016 (18-21 April 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

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2015/16

Stephen Sheehan

$1,500

APRICOT (15-16 Feb 2016, Auckland, NZ)


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2015/16

Ms Robyn Moore

$3,611 (of $5,000 applied for)

Ngā Puru Pura, Te Wānanga o Raukawa (27-28 January 2016, Ōtaki, New Zealand)

Report not yet provided

2015/16

Dr William Liu

$5,000

The IEEE Conference on INFOCOM (10-15 April 2016 San Francisco, USA)

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On-demand


Date

Recipient

Amount

Use

Report

2015/16

Matthew Hayes

$5,000

Conference Attendance.

Funding to support travel to attend the IFIP Networking 2015 will be held on 20-22 May 2015. They will be presenting a research paper that has been accepted by the conference.

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2015/16

Kevin Prince

$3,500

Conference Attendance:

International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)

21-23 Oct 2015

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