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Project Tāwhaki - A unique partnership for Kaitōrete 01 June 2021

Rejuvenating the environment, honouring deep cultural and historical links and building sustainable economic opportunities are the goals of Project Tāwhaki, a unique commercial partnership between Te Taumutu Rūnanga and Wairewa Rūnanga and the Crown.

New Zealand joins Artemis Accords 01 June 2021

New Zealand has joined an international arrangement to support peaceful exploration and activity in outer space. Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Economic Development Minister Stuart Nash have announced the government has agreed to join the Artemis Accords, launched by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and now signed by eleven nations.

MBIE laboratory to reopen in time for World Metrology Day 13 May 2021

Nearly five years after the closure of the former Wellington site, the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) Trading Standards laboratory in Wellington is set to reopen.

Aeronavics Limited joins the Airspace Integration Trials Programme 10 May 2021

The Airspace Integration Trials Programme (AITP) is helping Aeronavics Limited to advance development of their drone technology, announced Dr Peter Crabtree, General Manager Science, Innovation and International at MBIE.

$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.

Critical milestone reached in New Zealand’s first government-funded space mission 23 April 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today welcomed the confirmation of the partners that will be working with the New Zealand Space Agency and non-profit NGO Environmental Defense Fund on a pioneering satellite mission designed to locate, quantify and speed the reduction of human-made methane emissions worldwide.

Airspace integration trials programme partner making great progress 01 April 2021

Spokesperson Peter Crabtree (GM Science, Innovation and International) speaks about the progress of Wisk transport trial programme.

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.

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.

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