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Funding NZ with science – The New Zealand Herald

Laura Goodall posted in on November 17th, 2014.

Following up on the Government’s recent announcement that it is investing $139 million into 48 of New Zealand’s most promising research programmes, Teuila Fuatai at The New Zealand Herald takes a look at four of the projects that have been approved in the 2014 Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment contestable science investment round. An excerpt (read in full here): […]

Science & the economy – Julia Lane on Radio NZ

John Kerr posted in on October 10th, 2012.

The question ‘Is science good for the economy?’ will be the focus of an NZ IceFest panel discussion this week. Ahead of the event one of the speakers, Prof Julia Lane, spoke with Radio NZ’s Kathryn Ryan on Nine to Noon. You can listen to the interview below. Dr Julia Lane is  Senior Managing Economist […]

Looking into the future of NZ innovation – Chris Barton

John Kerr posted in on March 30th, 2012.

The New Zealand Herald’s Chris Barton takes a close look at innovation in New Zealand and peers into the future of the sector. An excerpt (read in full here): Innovation nation? Searching for the plan to boost R&D The tropical downpour swamps gutters along Halsey St beside Auckland’s Viaduct Basin, turning the deserted industrial zone […]

Refuse the status quo – innovation researcher

John Kerr posted in on October 31st, 2011.

Writing in the Press, Prof John Fairweather of Lincoln University shares some of his insights into how innovation works in New Zealand. Prof Fairweather undertook a Government-funded research programme to identify conditions under which socio-technical networks best foster technology development, adoption and commercialisation. His perspective article in the Press gives an idea of what is […]

Sir Paul Callaghan on NZ’s future – Video

John Kerr posted in on September 19th, 2011.

Professor Sir Paul Callaghan delivered Victoria University’s Inaugural Chancellor’s Lecture to 1500 people in the Wellington Town Hall on 14 September. The Victoria professor’s lecture-A prosperous 21st century New Zealand: educating for the new ‘Tiger Economy’ – examines New Zealand’s place in the world economy and how science and innovation can move us forward as […]

Owen Glenn: science & innovation key

John Kerr posted in on July 29th, 2011.

In an opinion piece for the New Zealand Herald, businessman Owen Glenn makes a case for science and innovation to lead our economy. An excerpt (read in full here): Use science, technology to be innovative In the second of a series leading up to the election, Owen Glenn says exporters’ form matters even more than […]

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