Media Coverage: Key to boost RS&T funding

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.

Media coverage:

Dom Post: $225m Science, technology spending boost

Dom Post: Science budget goes commercial

Manawatu Standard: Editorial: Big spend may keep more scientists here

NBR/NZPA: Science funding decision wins support

NZ Herald/NZPA: PM announces $225m funding boost for science

NZ Herald: Can NZ afford a $225m science funding boost?

NZ Herald: R&D focus positive, say businesses

NZ Herald: Editorial: R&D tap needs to give more than a trickle

NZ Herald: Big companies to gain from research boost

NZ Herald: Big players welcome R&D move

PC World: Tech research firms to benefit from govt R&D grants

Radio NZ: $225 million increase in science funding announced

Radio NZ: Rural science body approves of science funding targets

TVNZ/NZPA: $321m for research, science and technology

TVNZ/NZPA: Science funds welcomed by business

Unlimited: Spending boost for science and technology

Waikato Times: $225m science, technology spending boost

3 News: $321m for research, science and technology (and video)