If you’ve got a great idea that could make a difference to our region or community, then we can help with the science and technology to make it happen.

Curious Minds is about getting the community engaged in projects that bring people together, offer valuable learning opportunities and are scientifically meaningful. Funding is available to support Taranaki community groups, schools, and businesses to work with science professionals to share and explore ideas, learn more about science and undertake research that is valuable to the local community.

Curious Minds is being delivered by Venture Taranaki. We can help with:

  • Advice on how to develop your idea into an eligible project
  • Scientific expertise to shape your idea into a research project
  • Up to $20,000 could be available for each project – seed funding is available to help you develop your idea and access relevant expertise
  • Support implementing and evaluating your project

How Curious Minds works

  1. Register your idea or query online with Venture Taranaki

  2. We will put you in touch with science and technology professionals who can help you to develop a funding application

  3. With your project partners’ support fill out and submit an expression of interest form. You will receive feedback on this that will benefit your final submission.

  4. Submit a full application form

  5. If successful you will be continually supported by Venture Taranaki and the Curious Minds network to undertake your research.

Start your scientific journey and register for the Curious Minds Participatory Science Platform today. For more information, you can contact josh@venture.org.nz or 06 759 5158.