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New $25k micro-innovation challenge coming for contractors

A new micro innovation challenge, endorsed by FICA and funded by Worksafe, trials a new process and fund to support micro innovation among forestry crews. 

The three winning innovators will receive up to $25,000 each to develop their concept into a prototype. 

The Challenge is focussed on finding technical solutions to problems forestry workers face on a daily basis. 

Crews will be able to register their innovations online and can then engage with other innovators online and respond to specific questions and suggestions. 

Finalists will be chosen by an Industry Review Panel and winners will be showcased at the Fast and Forward Forestry Expo happening in Rotorua 18-19 November 2022. 

Applications open 18 July 2022 and close Friday 5 August 5pm. Watch this space or email Brionny@microinnovation.co.nz for more info.