August 2022, Articles

Innovation project funding applications open

Kiwi innovation sits at the heart of much of New Zealand's sporting success and the Innovation team at HPSNZ will open applications for the next round of innovation project funding from 5 September.

Head of Innovation Simon Briscoe points to some great innovation projects from Beijing 2022 which led to podium success for our snow sport athletes.  “Remember Corey Peters’ sit ski, the Virtual Reality preparation application or the wearable technology for load monitoring.  All of these innovations were delivered by our innovation engineers working with NSOs and athletes to identify technologies that could give our athletes a competitive edge.”

This year’s round of innovation project funding is accepting applications from NSOs from 5 to 16 September.  Application forms and guidance notes are available on the HPSNZ website and the Innovation Engineering team is also available to answer questions and provide assistance with applications.

“This year we have added a section which requires a complete description of how the project will impact your sport between now and Paris 2024 so we can resource and prioritise accordingly,” says Simon.

“Our team or your Sport Innovation contact can help with budgeting and timelines and any other questions you might have to help complete the application form.”

Key contacts for assistance or further Information:

Simon Briscoe, Head of Innovation,, mobile 021 242 3294

Farhan Tinwala, Research Manager,, mobile 021 188 0494.