Catalyst Projects

Catalyst Projects are data innovation projects, run and delivered in partnership with Government agencies, businesses, and NGOs. They are focused on addressing real world problems. Each project must demonstrate value and support at least one of our other four principles: trust, inclusion and control. Each project must also provide match funding.  

Our Projects

You can read about our individual projects here. [PDF, 374 KB]

As more grant agreements are finalised, we will update this list.  We have also produced a summary document  - download it here [PDF, 526 KB].

Catalyst projects operate across a range of sectors including iwi, business and NGOs. The challenges they address include improving transparency, providing a better evidence base for spending decisions, and providing improved access to services.  Many of the projects involve different organisations who wish to work together to tackle a particular problem. 

As the catalyst projects develop, we will showcase them and share the progress they make.

Sharing the Learning

The learning from catalysts will be captured and shared to support other data innovators and the Partnership will work with project teams to tackle the challenges they face. Through the catalysts we also aim to build a greater public appetite for greater data sharing and innovation.  

Projects have explicit permission to describe what went wrong and what went well, and there will be a high tolerance for failure, as a necessary part of intentional experimentation and iteration. 

More Information

If you have a project idea that you think would meet the selection criteria for catalyst projects, there may be opportunities to develop it in future stages of our catalyst programme.  Please sign-up (external link)  to our newsletter to receive further information.

For more details about the catalyst programme, please contact Camille Mosely.