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Business R&D spend rises – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on April 7th, 2016.

New Zealand businesses increased their research and development spending by more than 15 per cent in the last year, according to Statistics New Zealand. The findings come from the latest Business Operations Survey undertaken by Statistics. According to the survey, business spending on R&D has grown from $1.25 billion in 2014 to $1.44 billion in 2015. […]

Innovation – will science be key to economic growth?

Dacia Herbulock posted in on June 28th, 2010.

ONLINE MEDIA BRIEFING: Tues 29 Jun 11 am (NZT) — Statistics New Zealand will release its latest biennial report on Innovation in New Zealand — which gives a snapshot of “business innovation and performance in New Zealand” — this Wednesday, 30 June. Innovation has become a hot topic in the science sector, reinforced by the […]

Biotech industry grows in size and value

Peter Griffin posted in on October 2nd, 2008.

News wrap NBR: Surge in number of NZ biotechnology companies Key points: – Income from biotech companies rose from $158 million in 2004 to $276 million in 2007, an 80 percent increase. – Biotechnology expenditure increased 63 percent over the same period. – Exports for the core group have almost doubled, from $53 million in […]

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