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Discover. Connect.

Be Inspired.


The IYM Mission

The Innovative Young Minds (IYM) programme is designed to encourage young women to explore science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and high-tech manufacturing – fields we call the STEMM sector. 





Be inspired

Our engaging and interactive online and residential programmes showcase the wide range of study, research and career opportunities available in STEMM.


Participants will be exposed to eye-opening and inspiring science and technology content. They will also make lasting friendships with like-minded young women who share a passion for STEMM!

Our programmes are only open to young women because females are underrepresented in the STEMM sector and we want to change that. 

Our goal is to inspire a new generation of female innovators and industry leaders.

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Our Programmes

Innovative Young Minds runs three programmes for young women keen to join the STEMM sector:

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IYM Residential is a six-day residential programme that exposes participants to the many research and career opportunities in STEMM in the most engaging and hands-on way possible.

Delivered via Zoom and Google classroom, IYM Online exposes participants to inspiring science and technology content through a range of different virtual experiences.

IYM Anytime is an online platform where users can immerse themselves in the world of STEMM.  IYM Anytime can be accessed from anywhere, anytime. Plus it’s completely free.

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Made possible by our Sponsors:

IYM would not be possible without the wonderful support of our generous sponsors and site hosts. This sponsorship comes from many Rotary Clubs across New Zealand and businesses and organisations who believe in diversity and supporting our young people to be the best they can be – our future innovators and industry leaders.


Interested in joining IYM's supporter whānau? Email

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