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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.

Government partners with Wisk for passenger trial of self-flying air taxi in Canterbury 04 February 2020

Today the Government announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with urban air mobility company Wisk (the new trading name of Zephyr Airworks) to support a world-first passenger transport trial of the company’s all-electric, self-flying air taxi ‘Cora’ in Canterbury.

Science and the plastics problem 15 January 2020

A short documentary by Shirley Horrocks focusing on plastics in New Zealand – the issue, facts and work being done to address and rethink our use of plastics.

Policy Statement for Venture Capital Fund 19 December 2019

The Government issued the Venture Capital Fund Policy Statement on the 19th December 2019. It outlines the high level requirements for investments from the new $300m venture capital fund and gives effect to the Venture Capital Fund Act which was assented to on the 13th December 2019.

Winning Kiwi school pupils dream up an inspiring future in space 04 December 2019

New entrant pupils in Room 3 at Hope School in the Tasman District have won an online meet and greet with a NASA astronaut after dreaming up a creative entry to the New Zealand Space Agency’s ‘Message to the Future’ competition.

$2 million for STEM projects that unlock our nations’ minds 28 November 2019

The government has today announced $2 million in funding to support 31 projects across the country aimed at engaging more New Zealanders in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

$3 million invested in space science partnerships through Catalyst: Strategic Space Fund 12 November 2019

Six New Zealand research projects have received $500,000 each to fund the development of innovative space technologies including satellite control systems and ocean and coastal monitoring satellites.

New Zealand joins MethaneSAT climate mission in space 07 November 2019

New Zealand has joined its first official space mission as a country to combat climate change and the mission control centre will be located in New Zealand.

Approved satellites launched from NZ reveal their diversity 17 October 2019

The New Zealand Space Agency has released information about satellite payloads approved for launch by Rocket Lab from its Māhia launch complex, showing the diverse range of organisations using New Zealand for space operations.

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