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National science conference to consider emerging scientists

Kent posted in on April 11th, 2012.

Uncertainty in the science sector and a lack of opportunities for “emerging scientists” are  hurting some young researchers, says a science leader. Continual reforms of  governance of  state science companies and their funding,  changes to science-related government agencies and “the apparent lack of strategic vision from government for the role that science can play in […]

Mega ministry merger – science leaders respond

John Kerr posted in on March 15th, 2012.

A new ministry, announced today, will absorb the functions of the Ministry of Economic Development, the Department of Labour, the Ministry of Science and Innovation, and the Department of Building and Housing. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment was officially announced by Prime Minister John Key at speech for the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, […]

Steven Joyce on Science and Innovation

John Kerr posted in on February 16th, 2012.

In an article for Computerworld, Sarah Putt quizzes the new Minister for Science and Innovation, Steven Joyce, on how the Ministry will be nurturing the ‘science ecosystem’, and what he thinks about IT in schools. An excerpt (read in full here): Expecting an ROI from the Ministry of Science and Innovation “too simplistic”: Joyce The […]

Report shakes up NZ innovation

John Kerr posted in on November 4th, 2011.

The much anticipated ‘Powering Innovation’ report, released this week, sets out a number of recommendations to improve New Zealand’s high-value manufacturing sector. The report – and the governments support of it – has been the cause of much excitement in the business community. Among the reports recommendations, the most notable was the call to restructure […]

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Ministry of Science and Innovation launched

Peter Griffin posted in on February 2nd, 2011.

On Tuesday, at Victoria University, the new Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI) was officially launched. The Ministry, which will be headed by Dr Wayne Mapp as Minister of Science and Innovation, has been formed from a merger of the Ministry for Research, Science and Technology (MoRST) and the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology […]

NZ Herald: New ministry chief executives named

Peter Griffin posted in on October 13th, 2010.

Extract: (click here to read in full) Research, Science and Technology Foundation chief executive Murray Bain will take over the reins at the new Ministry of Science and Innovation, State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie says. Mr Bain will become the ministry’s first chief executive, after its creation was announced in June. Mr Rennie said Mr […]

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