International opportunities

We take a leadership role in establishing and maintaining key bilateral and multilateral science and innovation partnerships to better connect New Zealand’s science system to the rest of the world.

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ASPIRE prize: Diverse knowledge for a sustainable future

The APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (“ASPIRE”) is an annual award which recognizes young scientists who have demonstrated a commitment to both excellence in scientific research, as evidenced by scholarly publication, and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies.

International science partnerships

Partnerships connecting New Zealand’s science system to the rest of the world.

Square Kilometre Array

New Zealand’s involvement in building the world’s largest radio telescope.

New Zealand research and development

Working together to support and facilitate R&D in New Zealand.

New Zealand Space Agency

Set up in 2016, the New Zealand Space Agency is the lead government agency for space policy, regulation and business development.