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New Zealand signs innovation and R&D agreement with Israel 05 March 2020

Today the Government signed the ‘Agreement between the Government of the State of Israel and the Government of New Zealand on Cooperation in Technological Innovation, Research and Development’ with Israeli Ambassador HE Dr. Itzhak Gerberg in Wellington.

New Zealand joins NASA science mission to monitor climate change impacts 25 February 2020

New Zealand researchers and engineers will join NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission after the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment signed a science partnership agreement with the world’s biggest space agency in Washington DC last year.

Government partners with Wisk for passenger trial of self-flying air taxi in Canterbury 04 February 2020

Today the Government announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with urban air mobility company Wisk (the new trading name of Zephyr Airworks) to support a world-first passenger transport trial of the company’s all-electric, self-flying air taxi ‘Cora’ in Canterbury.

Science and the plastics problem 15 January 2020

A short documentary by Shirley Horrocks focusing on plastics in New Zealand – the issue, facts and work being done to address and rethink our use of plastics.

$2 million for STEM projects that unlock our nations’ minds 28 November 2019

The government has today announced $2 million in funding to support 31 projects across the country aimed at engaging more New Zealanders in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Working together to demonstrate the impact of research 08 October 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has published a position paper today on demonstrating the impact of research.

Government invests $12.5 million into ADS-B transponder grant scheme 04 October 2019

Today, the Government announced it would invest $12.5 million into an Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Transponders Grant.

Government establishes Airspace Integration Trials Programme 04 October 2019

MBIE’s Innovative Partnerships Programme team have established an Airspace Integration Trials programme to facilitate the safe testing, development and market validation of advanced unmanned aircraft, and accelerate their integration into our aviation system.

Government announces $6 million of new funding for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives 02 October 2019

Today the Government announced $6 million of new funding would be allocated to programmes that encourage diversity in science over the next four years.