National Statement of Science Investment

The Science and Innovation Minister, Steven Joyce has launched the National Statement of Science Investment 2015-25 (NSSI) – the Government’s strategic direction for science investment over the next decade.

It outlines the Government’s vision for the science system for 2025 of “a highly dynamic science system that enriches New Zealand, making a more visible, measurable contribution to our productivity and wellbeing through excellent science”.

It also lays out a work programme to achieve that vision.

Read the National Statement of Science Investment [PDF 1.9MB]

Read the Minister’s media release on the Beehive website.

Discussion paper

Have your say on the Impact of Science discussion paper. Feedback is sought by September 29, 2017 and can be directed to

Consultation on the draft statement

The National Statement of Science Investment incorporates the feedback received during public consultation on a draft Statement during May to August 2014.

MBIE received 108 submissions:

The Impact of Science discussion paper

In mid-2017, MBIE sought feedback on a discussion paper examining the concept of impact as it relates to the science system

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