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Investor’s guide to New Zealand’s technology sector 22 May 2019

To attract investment and drive productivity in the sector, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has partnered with the Technology Investment Network (TIN) to develop the 2019 investor’s guide to the New Zealand technology sector.

Space is the new frontier – what are the opportunities for New Zealand? 17 May 2019

The New Zealand Space Agency and SpaceBase will run three public panels on the future of space for New Zealand during Techweek 2019.

NZ Space Scholarship recipients announced 15 May 2019

Four New Zealand tertiary students have been accepted into the NASA International Internship Programme and awarded the New Zealand Space Scholarship by Economic Development Minister David Parker at an award ceremony in Wellington on Monday night.

Science and the development of NZS 8510:2017 – Policy outcome 08 May 2019

Following joint work between the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor (PMCSA) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) on the science-focussed elements of future standards development, Standards New Zealand will now seek the involvement of the MBIE Chief Science Advisor when developing new standards or revising existing standards which include new or unsettled science.

NZ Space Agency grants first launch and facility licences 15 April 2019

The New Zealand Space Agency has taken the next step in implementing New Zealand’s space legislation with the granting of launch and facility licences to Rocket Lab.

Connectivity report 09 April 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has published the report ‘New Zealand’s high speed research network: at a critical juncture’ that it commissioned from Sapere Research Group as part of a review of options for connectivity for the research sector.

NZSL Video Interpreting Service extending to weekends 08 April 2019

The service that allows people using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) to phone others by using an interpreter will soon be available at weekends.

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.

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