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Research response to COVID-19 highlighted in new report 30 August 2022

The effective way our research, science and innovation sector responded to the COVID-19 pandemic has been showcased in a new report released today. The COVID-19 Research Response report outlines how innovative organisations have been supported over the past 2 years to produce world-leading research.

Research and Development Tax Incentive passes $1 billion milestone 25 August 2022

The Research and Development Tax Incentive has reached a key milestone by supporting over $1 billion in research and development activity. This represents $150 million in credits to businesses performing research and development in Aotearoa New Zealand.

New measures to increase access to grocery wholesale 24 August 2022

As part of its response to the Commerce Commission’s market study into the retail grocery sector, the Government has announced it is taking action to improve access to wholesale groceries.

$5.1 million for research into artificial intelligence to improve health outcomes 19 August 2022

3 international research projects led by Aotearoa New Zealand research teams have been awarded a total of $5.1 million to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) could provide improved access to healthcare.

Energy in New Zealand 2022 shows a strong share of renewable energy 18 August 2022

The share of energy supply from renewables is at a record 30-year high, an annual Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) report into the energy sector shows.

$6.5 million to accelerate Māori research skills and opportunities 18 August 2022

The Government is investing $6.5 million over 6 years to accelerate skills and opportunities for Māori researchers, scientists and mātauranga practitioners, through the Kanapu programme, hosted by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand's Māori Centre of Research Excellence.

Government’s plan for adapting to climate change 05 August 2022

The New Zealand Government has launched its first plan to support all New Zealanders to adapt, live and thrive in a more damaging climate.

NZ researchers partnering with international space company 29 July 2022

The Innovative Partnerships team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has signed an agreement with United States commercial space company Axiom Space Inc that will help New Zealand researchers advance world-leading space science and technology

New eligibility criteria restricts science research funding that could contribute to Russia's war effort 22 July 2022

New eligibility criterion will prevent funding being granted to science research projects that could benefit a Russian state institution or an organisation outside government that may contribute to the war effort.

Consumer Advocacy Council members appointed 22 July 2022

Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Dr David Clark, has announced 4 appointments to the Consumer Advocacy Council.