Earlier today, Prime Minister John Key announced that the government will be spending some $321 million on Research, Science and Technology, of which $225 million will be new funding.
The funding will be spent on a range of initiatives, from actively encouraging commercialisation and technology transfer, to funding additional postdocs and attracting talented overseas scientists to our shores.
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