2015/16 grant recipients

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

InternetNZ judges funding applications based on the information provided and a standard due diligence process. We do not exercise any editorial or other after-the-fact judgement over the outcome of any research, project or conference presentation. Information provided is the responsibility of the author or project owner.

Internet Research


Recipient

Amount

Project

Report

Karaitiana Taiuru

$3,200

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

Final report

Dr Faraz Hasan (Massey University)

$15,000

A universal mobility management framework for future wireless Internet

Final report

Dr Helen Roberts (University of Otago)

$14,307

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

Final report

Ulrich Speidel (University of Auckland)

$20,000

Improving the utilisation of shared Internet satellite connection

Final report

Dr Haibo Zhang (University of Otago)

$25,000

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

Final report

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.

Final report

Prof Samuel Mann (Otago Polytechnic)

$20,000

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

Final report


Community Projects


Recipient

Amount

Project

Report

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.

Final report

Wicket Networks (Stu Fleming)

$24,000

Providing access to the 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.

Final report

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.

Final report

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.

Final report

Matihetihe Marae Trust (Robyn Kamira)

$25,000

A continuation of Matihetihe Marae Trust 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.

Final report

National Collective of Independent Women's Refuge (Pollyanna 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 the first port of call.

Final report


Conference Attendance


Recipient

Amount

Conference

Report

Dr Tobias Langlotz

$4,889

IEEE PerCom, 14-18 Mar, Sydney

- Internet policy and governance conference

Final report

Lorraine Williamson

$8,000

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

Final report

Dr Qiang Fu

$3,500

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

Final report

Bronwyn Holloway-Smith

$3,500

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

Final report

Stephen Sheehan

$1,500

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


Final report

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

Dr William Liu

$5,000

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

Final report

On-demand


Recipient

Amount

Use

Report

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.

Report confidential

Kevin Prince

$3,500

Conference Attendance:

International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)

21-23 Oct 2015

Final report