Information on previous Budget announcements for science and innovation-related funding.
In this section
As part of Budget 2020 and the COVID Response and Recovery Fund, the Government has announced a $401.3 million package over 4 years for research, science and innovation.
Through Budget 2019 the Government invested an additional $132 million of funding over 4 years for research, science and innovation.
Through Budget 2018 the Government invested $1.1 billion of funding over 4 years for research, science and innovation. This grew the total Government investment by 26% from $1.58 billion in 2017/18 to $1.99 billion in 2019/20.
In Budget 2017, an additional $372.8 million was set aside to be invested over the following 4 years in science, skills, tertiary education, and economic development initiatives to build a stronger economic future for New Zealand.