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2021 Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund opens September 2020 and has key changes 05 August 2020

We have listened to feedback from the sector, and made 2 key changes in this year’s funding round to increase the benefit and impact of our projects.

MBIE commissioned review of the Crown Research Institutes has been released 10 July 2020

The Te Pae Kahurangi Report was commissioned by MBIE to present an independent view of the role that Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) can and should play in meeting New Zealand’s current and future needs.

MBIE is deferring the 2021 Unlocking Curious Minds 09 July 2020

After careful consideration MBIE has decided to defer Unlocking Curious Minds for 2021. This means that we won’t be running the normal call for proposals round for projects for 2021.

Increase to funding thresholds for Envirolink Advice Grants 06 July 2020

In 2019, we commissioned an independent evaluation of the Envirolink Scheme. Envirolink is a fund that provides grants to selected smaller Regional Councils adapt environmental management tools to local needs, and translate environmental science knowledge into practical advice.

ANZSRC review outcomes released 30 June 2020

A review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) system has created new divisions for indigenous research, and changes to existing divisions for medical and health sciences and environmental research.

Additional Budget 2020 funding announced today for research, science and innovation 03 June 2020

The Government has today announced additional funding for research, science & innovation as part of Budget 2020 and the COVID Response and Recovery Fund.

New Zealand launches COVID-19 vaccine strategy 26 May 2020

The COVID-19 vaccine strategy sets out the Government's mission to ensure that New Zealand has access to a safe and effective vaccine as early as possible.

$6m awarded to trans-Tasman cyber security research 16 March 2020

MBIE has awarded over $6m to three cyber security research projects via the Catalyst: Strategic fund.

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.

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