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NZ Herald: R&D ‘not enough to make innovation pay’

Peter Griffin posted in on December 9th, 2009.

Brian Fallow of the New Zealand Herald reports on a paper from the New Zealand Institute which says that the solution to New Zealand’s poor levels of innovation isn’t simply to spend more money on research and development. The Institute says that investment into R&D will be largely wasted unless attention is paid to the […]

Dom Post: $35m plan for kiwifruit quest

Peter Griffin posted in on November 9th, 2009.

Jon Morgan of the Dominion Post writes about a new investment into the kiwifruit industry, and one which will be the world’s biggest research and development programme into finding and developing new kiwifruit varieties. The investment of $35.7 million will come primarily from Zespri, with the Foundation for Science, Research and Technology providing the remainder […]

The Dominion Post: It’s not rocket science

Peter Griffin posted in on August 31st, 2009.

An opinion piece by the Dominion Post’s Colin James in which he examines the recent attitudes and behaviour of the New Zealand government – and various members thereof – towards research, science and technology.  He also looks at the impact being made by Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, the PM’s Chief Science Advisor. An excerpt: (read […]

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