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Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods today announced the appointment of Ms Elena Trout and Mr Matanuku Mahuika to the board of New Zealand’s innovation agency, Callaghan Innovation.

The Government has announced improvements to its R&D Tax Incentive to ensure financial support reaches more businesses investing in new ideas, Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods says.

Funding to connect our top researchers with budding innovators is the latest milestone in the Government’s plan to boost research and development, create more high value jobs and diversify our economy, says Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods.

Professor Aidan Byrne has been appointed Chair of the Science Board, alongside new Board members Dr Jessica Hutchings and Ms Elizabeth Hopkins.

Research into some of New Zealanders’ biggest health concerns like mental wellbeing, asthma and heart disease have received crucial funding of $81 million, Research, Science and Innovation Minister, Megan Woods announced this morning.

The Government will invest $14.4 million into transformative new scientific research programmes including cutting-edge cancer treatment and vertical farming, Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods announced today.

Gracefield Innovation Quarter is set to get an upgrade with the Government investing in redeveloping the Hutt Valley science commercialisation site, says Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods.

Professor Charles Eason has been congratulated by Minister for Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods on his appointment to the Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

​​​​​​​The Wellbeing Budget provides opportunities to grow and modernise New Zealand’s economy while ensuring a just transition to a low emissions future. We need to preserve and enhance our environment, as part of the foundation for our long-term wellbeing.

The Coalition Government also wants to make sure all New Zealanders can share in the opportunities provided by the digital age by both increasing the availability of technology, and programmes for people to acquire the skills required to use it. We also want to foster innovation and encourage smaller start-ups to expand, which will in turn help improve productivity, wages and drive export growth.

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Hon Dr Megan Woods today announced the appointment of Ms Angela Bull and the reappointment of Ms Frances Valintine to the board of New Zealand’s innovation agency, Callaghan Innovation.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods today congratulated the winners of the 2018 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes.

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods today announced a new appointment and two re-appointments to the Marsden Fund Council.

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods welcomed news that total R&D spending across New Zealand grew by $758 million to $3.9 billion, or 1.37 percent of GDP.