TVNZ/NZPA: Govt science spend concentrated

The Foundation for Research, Science and Technology has announced the recipients of this year’s largest science funding round.

42 contracts are being awarded a total of $48 million – the contractors are made up of 18 Crown research institutes, universities and private sector research organisations.

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“The foundation is an arms-length funding agency for science, and Bain said it was investing in the research which best aligned with the government’s view of science as a driver of economic growth.

“New investments, in a diverse range such as new diagnostic procedures for breast cancer, improving embryo survival in livestock, and pressing questions around freshwater management, would deliver new knowledge, products and processes to drive the economy forward, he said.”