National Science Challenges
The National Science Challenges are designed to take a more strategic approach to the Government's science investment by targeting a series of goals, which, if achieved, would have major and enduring benefits for New Zealand.
The Government has allocated funding of $326.4 million over 10 years for the National Science Challenges.
In total almost $1.6 billion of funding will be invested in the National Science Challenges. This includes:
- new funding
- funding from some of the contestable contracts we manage
- relevant CRI funding
- relevant funding from the Health Research Council.