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STEM skills vital to NZ’s future – Steven Joyce

John Kerr posted in on February 1st, 2016.

Writing in the Dominion Post, Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce lays out the case for a skilled workforce – especially in the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) sector. An excerpt (read in full here): Getting people with more skills vital to our future Beyond the current fog of misinformation around about trade deals […]

Prestigious fellowships funding NZ research

John Kerr posted in on September 18th, 2015.

Virtual babies, breast cancer genomics and criminal psychology are just a few subjects to be studied by researchers awarded prestigious fellowships this week. The recipients of two separate sets of fellowships were announced yesterday, totalling millions of dollars of research funding for established and up-and-coming researchers. Twelve of New Zealand’s most talented early to mid-career […]

MBIE funding for NZ science – In the News

John Kerr posted in on September 7th, 2015.

The Government has announced the recipients of the 2015 Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment funding round, injecting $96.5 million into innovative and exciting research projects over the next four years. Of a total 157 initial proposals, 48 research programmes were selected to be funded in the biological industries, energy and minerals, environment, hazards and […]

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): […]

MBIE funding for New Zealand science

John Kerr posted in on September 16th, 2014.

The government has announced the recipients of the 2014 Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment funding round, injecting $139 million into innovative and exciting research projects over the next six years. Of a total 207 initial proposals, 48 research programmes were selected to be funded in the biological industries, high-value manufacturing and services, energy and […]

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2013 Science Investment Round highlights

Dacia Herbulock posted in on August 29th, 2013.

Results are in for the latest government-backed science funding round, worth $278 million over coming years.   The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) announced yesterday that 51 research projects spread over five priority funding areas have received the green light. Projects are slated to begin in October this year and will run for anywhere […]

Pattrick Smellie on Callaghan Innovation

John Kerr posted in on March 8th, 2013.

In the latest issue of Idealog Pattrick Smellie takes a critical look at the history and current state of Callaghan Innovation. An excerpt (read in full here): Good luck, Callaghan Innovation. You’ll need it The idea behind Callaghan Innovation is good but the way it has burst forth has been slow, bureaucratic, and  politically compromised. According […]

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