2016/17 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 judgments over the outcome of any research, project or conference presentation. Information provided is the responsibility of the author or project owner.

Internet Research


Date

Recipient

Amount

Research

Report

2016/17

Chris Hails 

$9,715

This study will evaluate the programmatic identification of cybersecurity risk profiles that may in future facilitate the delivery of targeted or personalised risk mitigation interventions.

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2016/17

Dr Bodo Lang

$22,450

This research project will investigate the role of Internet-enabled technologies (for example websites and apps) within the sharing economy/collaborative economy/peer-to-peer marketplace.

(Research is current)

2016/17

Dr William Liu (Auckland University of Technology)

$15,000

The main aim of this research is to understand how rural communities in New Zealand are making use of improved Internet connections through government initiatives.

Read the report

Full final report

2016/17 Dr Wendy Wrapson (Auckland University of Technology) $27,000 This study will focus on Internet usage and social connectedness of residents of aged care facilities. Read the report
2016/17 Prof Gillian Abel (University of Otago Christchurch) $27,000 This is a pilot study aiming to understand how the Internet is shaping the way commercial sex is practised in New Zealand. There has been little research conducted worldwide, and none in New Zealand. Read the report


Community Projects


Date

Recipient

Amount

Project

Report

2016/17

Project De-Vine Trust  $16,450 This fund will see a purpose-built integrated geospatial system to become a core management tool. It will address inefficiencies with current processes around planning, surveillance, control, and reporting. Read the report
2016/17 Westland Rural Education Activities Programme (WestREAP)   $35,086.50 WestREAP will establish a WiFi Internet connection for families residing in the South Westland communities from Fox Glacier through Paringa and with priority to the whanau of Te Tauraka Waka a Maui Marae based in Bruce Bay. Read the report
2016/17
New Zealand Open Source Society
Brent Wood
$5,000 This project will build a central discovery service so Internet users can find environmental data that is now available across a wide range of agencies. This project promises more efficient use of the Internet to access open geodata. Read the report
2016/17 Community Wireless Trust $15,000 This project focuses on connectivity for the Waimate community. Work could see an FM radio station, a collaboration space for community groups to share local information, free wifi throughout the main business area and the utilisation of CIP cameras to give live streaming of events such as Waimate 50, Strawberry Fair and Waimate Rodeo. Read the report
2016/17
New Zealand Open Source Society  

Brent Wood

$4,500 This fund will be used to establish and maintain the NZ Shiny server so individuals and agencies can develop, showcase, share and deploy production instances of Shiny visualisations. Read the report
2016/17 Gather Workshops $22,500 These Gather workshops will visit as many rural and low-decile schools as possible. They give young New Zealanders the opportunity to get hands-on with tech and encourage them to consider a career in the high growth tech sector. Read the report


Conference Attendance


Date

Recipient

Amount

Conference

Report

2016/17 Dr Edgar Pacheco $2,670 To attend the CONF-IRM2017: Democratization and Participation: People's Roles in the Digital World (17-19 May 2017, Santiago, Chile) Read the report
2016/17 Dr Willliam Liu $3,000 To attend the IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM) (4-5 December 2017, Singapore) Read the report
2016/17 Dr Dong Seong Kim $3,000 To attend the 47 IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) 2017 (26-29 June 2017, Denver, USA) Read the report
2016/17 Liang Yang $3,000 To attend the IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (8-12 May 2017, Lisbon, Portugal) Read the report
2016/17 Shane O'Connell $3,000 To attend the Next Web (TNW) Conference (18-19 May 2017, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) Read the report
2016/17 Bryan Ng $3,500 ACM MSWiM 2016 (13-17 November 2016, Malta) Read the report
2016/17 Dr Kevin Wang $3,100 10th IEEE International Conference on Sensing Technology (11-13 November 2016, Nanjing, China) Read the report
2016/17 Linda Lew $2,750 OpenCon (12-14 November 2016, Washington DC, USA) Read the report

2016/17

Jonathan Brewer

$3,500

APRICOT (20 February - 2 March 2017, Ho Chi Minh City)

Read the report


On-demand


Date

Recipient

Amount

Use

Report

2016/17

Sreenivas Sremath Tirumala

$1,870

Conference Attendance.

To attend the e14th Privacy, Security and Trust Conference (12-14 December 2016, Auckland, New Zealand)

Read the report

 

 

2016/17

Project De-Vine Trust 

$16,450

This fund will see a purpose built integrated geospatial system to become a core management tool. It will address inefficiencies with current processes around planning, surveillance, control and reporting.

Read mid-year report

2016/17

Westland Rural Education Activities Programme (WestREAP)  

$35,086.50

WestREAP will establish a WiFi Internet connection for families residing in the South Westland communities from Fox Glacier through Paringa and with priority to the whanau of Te Tauraka Waka a Maui Marae based in Bruce Bay.

Read mid-year report

2016/17

 

New Zealand Open Source Society
Brent Wood

 

$5,000

This project will build a central discovery service so Internet users can find environmental data that is now available across a wide range of agencies. This project promises more effective use of the Internet to access open geo data.

Read mid-year report

2016/17

 

Community Wireless Trust

 

$15,000

This project focuses on connectivity for the Waimate community. Work could see an FM radio station, a collaboration space for community groups to share local information, free wifi throughout the main business area and the utilisation of CIP cameras to give live streaming of events such as Waimate 50, Strawberry Fair and Waimate Rodeo.

Read mid-year report

2016/17

 

New Zealand Open Source Society  

Brent Wood

 

$4,500

This fund will be used to establish and maintain a NZ Shiny server so individuals and agencies can develop, showcase, share and deploy production instances of Shiny visualisations.

Read mid-year report

2016/17

Gather Workshps

$22,500

These Gather workshops will visit as many rural and low-decile schools as possible. They give young New Zealanders the opportunity to get hands on with tech, and encourage them to consider a career in the high growth tech sector.

Read mid-year report