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Government backing ‘deep tech’ start-ups 08 April 2019

The Government will commit to a refreshed and more ambitious programme to back ‘deep tech’ startups after a review of the pilot Technology Incubator Programme showed it produced new business, jobs and investment.

New Zealand and China strength science cooperation 02 April 2019

A new Memorandum of Arrangement between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) will enable greater science and research collaboration between New Zealand and China.

MBIE releases report into future of food and farming 29 March 2019

MBIE has released a report identifying global mega trends likely to affect the future of food and farming, and the implications for New Zealand’s science and innovation system.

Celebrating 25 years of support for Kiwi researchers 26 March 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is celebrating 25 years of investment in excellent, science through the Marsden Fund, New Zealand’s premier fund for investigator-led research.

A new Data Science Call for Proposals will be released in coming weeks 12 March 2019

In late 2018 we issued a Call for Proposals for a Data Science Research Platform. After careful consideration we did not continue with this investment approach, but remain committed to an investment in data science.

Review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification 25 February 2019

The anticipated review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) is now underway, and will run until 2020.

$49 million Investment contract for Antarctic Science Platform finalised 26 November 2018

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has signed a $49 million investment contract with Antarctica New Zealand to deliver underpinning, longer-term Antarctic science with critical benefits for New Zealand.