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New Zealand universities first to benefit from space tech agreement 23 February 2021

A memorandum of understanding has been virtually signed between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) in Wellington and space and intelligence company Maxar Technologies at their headquarters in Westminster, Colorado, USA.

Investment Plan to help research organisations diversify workforce 10 February 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment has published its Investment Plan for the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Capability Fund, which will support research organisations to attract and retain a diverse workforce.

$10 million to support early career researchers impacted by COVID-19 28 January 2021

A new investment has been announced of $10 million over two years in a one-off fellowship to support 30 of New Zealand’s early career researchers impacted by COVID-19.

$84 million to support excellent research in science 10 November 2020

The Government is investing $84.7 million in innovative projects that will help us understand and find new ways to address a wide range of long-term issues including health, climate change, astronomy and the impact of Big Data on social equality.

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.

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