Call for Contributions

Submission Areas

Smart Aotearoa - Sustainable Development 2022 (SASD'2022) invites applications in the following areas (but not limited to):

  • Intelligent infrastructure

  • Digitization for Sustainable Development

  • Safety and security systems for sustainability

  • Smart healthcare

  • Smart emergency management

  • Smart mobility and transportation

  • Smart energy systems

  • Smart buildings and Smart grid

  • Digital city and smart growth

  • Environment conservation

  • Disaster risk reduction

  • Sustainable education

  • Sustainable society

  • Sustainable solutions

  • Resetting organisations after Covid-19 (with the SDGs)

  • SDG learnings from Covid-19

  • Sustainable agriculture

  • Sustainable finance

  • Systems approaches for sustainability

  • Natural resource management

  • Green offices and jobs

  • Carbon tax/credit

  • Gender equity

  • Construction management

  • Urban planning and design

  • Sustainable and community development

  • Creative design and adaptability

  • Transportation and logistics

  • Heritage conservation

  • Community development

  • Climate and energy management

  • Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tīriti o Waitangi

Submission Categories

The applications falling in any of the following categories should demonstrate alignment with one or more sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the impact on the sustainable development of Aotearoa / New Zealand.

(1) Research Article

(2) School Submission

      • The school submission category includes all applications from primary/secondary/high schools across NZ

      • The joint teams may include non-school partners but should include at least one team from a school

      • Student’s direct involvement in the school team is compulsory and the projects may be submitted by teaching staff

      • The submission may include a portfolio of evidence (documents, videos, evidence of achievements, outcomes of the projects)

      • Three best school submissions will be shortlisted for the final demo / presentation on the day of event

(3) Idea

      • This category includes all innovative and smart ideas aligned with SDGs that can significantly benefit NZ

      • The applications can be submitted in the form of a presentation, demo, video, etc.

      • The ideas could be submitted by any type of participant as outlined on the event website

      • Three best ideas will be shortlisted for the final demo / presentation on the event day

(4) Māori Submission

      • This category includes projects / ideas involving Māori individuals or groups

      • The submissions should involve Māori and aim to benefit Māori (by / with Māori for Māori)

      • The applications can be submitted in the form of ideas or projects in the form of a presentation, demo, video, etc.

      • Three best submissions will be shortlisted for the final demo / presentation on the event day

(5) Pasifika Submission

      • This category includes projects / ideas involving Pasifika individuals or groups

      • The submissions should involve Pasifika members and aim to benefit Pasifika community (by / with Pasifika for Pasifika)

      • The applications might be in the form of ideas or projects and in the form of a presentation, demo, video, etc.

      • Three best submissions will be shortlisted for the final demo / presentation on the event day

(6) SDGs Project

      • This category includes any type of complete or ongoing projects strongly aligned with SDGs which has led to tangible outcomes with remarkable impact and benefit to the sustainable development of NZ

      • The applications can be submitted in the form of a presentation, demo, video, etc.

      • Three best projects will be shortlisted for the final demo / presentation on the event day

Submission Deadlines

Application Submission Due: 2 September 2022

Shortlist Announced: 28 October 2022

Showcase & Award Ceremony: 30 November 2022


Submission Instructions

To submit your application, complete the following application form and add a link to all your documents / evidence (e.g., photos / videos) in a shared folder.