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Scientists: lack of funding pushing young scientists overseas

John Kerr posted in on September 8th, 2011.

An open letter signed by 560 researchers is calling on the government to provide better funding to keep young scientists in New Zealand. In the letter, addressed to Wayne Mapp, Minister of Science and Innovation, the authors express concern over the lack of research money available to young scientists beginning their careers. They pointed out […]

Ministry of Science and Innovation launched

Peter Griffin posted in on February 2nd, 2011.

On Tuesday, at Victoria University, the new Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI) was officially launched. The Ministry, which will be headed by Dr Wayne Mapp as Minister of Science and Innovation, has been formed from a merger of the Ministry for Research, Science and Technology (MoRST) and the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology […]

Radio NZ: Science and innovation boards funding announced

Peter Griffin posted in on January 6th, 2011.

Two new, independent boards which will be responsible for science and innovation funding, have been set up and their members announced. They will be chaired by Dr William Rolleston and Professor Sir David Skegg, respectively. An excerpt: (read in full) Research, Science & Technology Minister Wayne Mapp says the boards will be key players in […]

PODCAST: Re-setting science and innovation for the next 20 years – NZAS conference

Dacia Herbulock posted in on October 21st, 2010.

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, […]

The Press/NZPA: Govt to invest in cyber security technology

Peter Griffin posted in on July 30th, 2010.

TechNZ will be funding an Auckland-based firm to the tune of $4.4 million to research advanced cyber security. The fund will cover half of the costs of product developments in the next two years. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Research, Science and Technology Minister Wayne Mapp said today the firm, Endace Ltd, was emerging […]

Mapp for Science, Joyce for ICT, what next?

Peter Griffin posted in on November 18th, 2008.

There were more than a few surprises in John Key’s cabinet line-up announced yesterday. Dr Wayne Mapp’s appointment to the research, science and technology portfolio was largely unexpected but gels reasonably well with his other associate portfolios of associate economic development and associate tertiary education though Dr Mapp’s key portfolio of defence is likely to […]

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