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Refreshed priorities for Antarctic Research 17 December 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Ministry of Primary Industries, Antarctic New Zealand, and the Department of Conservation are pleased to announce new, refreshed, and modern priorities, for New Zealand’s Antarctic and Southern Ocean research under the main theme of global change.

Co-hosts for Infectious Diseases Research Platform announced 15 December 2021

The Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) and the University of Otago are joint co-hosts of the Infectious Diseases Research Platform announced by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

MBIE opens consultation on issues facing research, science and innovation system 28 October 2021

Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways, a programme that seeks to start an open and wide-ranging conversation on a range of issues facing the research, science and innovation (RSI) system, has been launched today by the Government.

2021 Endeavour Fund successful projects 07 September 2021

The Government has announced that it has invested over $240 million in leading edge research that will help to improve New Zealander’s lives through the Endeavour Fund process.

The 2022 Unlocking Curious Minds contestable funding round will open mid-July 2021 16 June 2021

We can confirm that the 2022 funding round for Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund will open mid-July 2021.

$15 million for Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute to create virtual human 03 May 2021

$15 million has been awarded to the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute’s (ABI) 12 Labours Project from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Catalyst Fund.

Envico Technologies joins Airspace Integration Trials Programme 11 March 2021

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) and Tauranga-based Envico Technologies , in preparation for a trial which will field test the use of predator-control drones for conservation.

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.