Emerging Innovator Programme Supporters

Key Supporters

The Emerging Innovator Fund is generously supported by:

Norman F. B. Barry Foundation
The Norman F. B. Barry Foundation has generously provided $375,000 to support KiwiNet Emerging Innovators.

The Norman F. B. Barry Foundation, is a charitable trust registered under the Charities Act 2005. Norman Barry was an entrepreneur and a philanthropist who established the Quality Hotel Parnell.

During his successful business career he mentored motel owners in Auckland who were new to the industry and helped various charitable organisations in the form of donations.

Norman left his shareholding in Quality Hotel Parnell Limited to the Foundation, and the distributions from this Company to the Foundation are used for charitable donations.

In addition, Quality Hotel Parnell Limited is also a registered charity in its own right and this company also makes donations to the community.

John Smith, Chairman of the Norman F. B. Barry Foundation

“Both KiwiNet and the Foundation share the common goal to inspire young people to pursue science careers and seek out opportunities to apply their knowledge to the benefit of the community and the economy.”

John Smith, Chairman of the Norman F. B. Barry Foundation


Callaghan Innovation
Sponsor of the inaugural recipient of the Fund,
Dr Andrew Kralicek, Plant & Food Research.


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Providing legal services to the fund recipients

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Baldwins
Providing IP advice to the fund recipients.