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Liftoff in global flight against climate change 05 March 2024

The MethaneSAT mission has successfully launched into space, marking a milestone in the development of New Zealand’s space sector.

Agreement to advance space science and technology 31 January 2024

The New Zealand Space Agency has signed a space science and technology partnership agreement with Australia’s leading space research organisation, the SmartSat Co-operative Research Centre.

New Zealand researchers to collaborate with partners in Asia on alternative energy research 19 December 2023

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE), along with partner funding agencies from Japan, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines are participating in a call for proposals in the topic of ‘Alternative Energy’ through the e-ASIA Joint Research Programme.

MBIE strengthens ties with leading Chinese science agencies 18 December 2023

MBIE officials met with two major Chinese science agencies in Wellington recently, recognising a continued commitment to collaborative research and innovation between New Zealand and China.

New initiatives to grow future research leaders for Aotearoa New Zealand 26 September 2023

MBIE has today announced details of enhanced research fellowships and a new applied doctorate scheme to grow more future leaders of research, science and innovation in Aotearoa New Zealand.

A promising future for scientific Endeavours 15 September 2023

A total of 68 projects have been selected for funding through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Endeavour Fund for their potential to transform Aotearoa New Zealand’s economy, environment and society.

Government invests in tiny tech with global potential 13 September 2023

An ambitious and internationally-connected programme to leverage New Zealand’s niche expertise in quantum technology research will receive up to $12 million of government funding over the next 5 years.

New Zealand Space Agency seeks stellar students for opportunities at NASA 08 September 2023

High-flying graduate students are encouraged to reach for the stars and apply for the New Zealand Space Scholarship programme to support an internship at NASA’s Ames Research Center or the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in 2024.

Opportunity for New Zealand-NASA collaborative research 07 September 2023

An opportunity is now available for New Zealand researchers to partner with NASA on Earth observation research.

Artificial intelligence to support astronaut selection 06 September 2023

An AI-assisted tool designed to support astronaut selection and clinical decision making will be developed under a partnership between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and US space company Axiom Space.