National science strategy – In the News

The National Statement of Science Investment, launched yesterday, has been widely covered by New Zealand media.

NSSIThe document lays out the Government’s science strategy for the next ten years, including plans to raise business investment in R&D, introduce annual reporting on the science sector and simplify the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s contestable funding system.

A full copy of the Statement and press material is available on the Beehive website, and expert reaction collected by the Science Media Centre is available here.

The Statement has received broad national coverage, including:

Otago Daily Times: Govt science strategy praised
New Zealand Herald: Govt lays out R&D plans
NBR: Government science plan seeks to double private sector R&D by 2025
Radio New Zealand: Science plan aims to double research spending
3 News: Science plan offers single fund National science and research investment strategy released
TVNZ: NZ to be ‘at the forefront of scientific advances’ – Joyce predicts
New Zealand Herald: Government to redesign fund for science investment