Airing a range of ideas on how to move the New Zealand science system forwards, prominent speakers gathered today in Wellington for the 2010 conference of New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS).
‘Re-setting science and innovation for the next 20 years’ was the theme of the one-day event, co-hosted with the Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington
Presenters included the Hon. Dr Wayne Mapp, Minister of Research, Science & Technology; Sir Professor Peter Gluckman, Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor; Dr Garth Carnaby, President of the Royal Society of New Zealand; Struan Little from Treasury; and many others from across the science sector. Full details can be found here.
The Science Media Centre recorded a number of the talks, and will add to the list of audio podcasts available below in the coming days. You can also follow live coverage of some of the day’s most interesting highlights and ideas on our Twitter feed.
Click on the audio players below to hear excerpts from the conference:
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The Government’s vision for science and innovation for the next 20 years – Hon. Dr Wayne Mapp, Minister of RS&T:
The wider roles of science and innovation – Prof Sir Peter Gluckman, PMCSA:
Science, innovation and business – Dr Garth Carnaby, President of the Royal Society of New Zealand:
Role of universities in the innovation system – Assoc. Professor Rod Dunbar, University of Auckland and Director of Maurice Wilkins Centre:
Enabling innovation – Prof Jacqueline Rowarth, Director of Agriculture, Massey University: