PowerShield Celebrates with Callaghan Innovation

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Callaghan Innovation Chief Executive Dr Mary Quin officially opened the new PowerShield factory in Albany. PowerShield is an Auckland-based specialist battery monitoring company and has formed a joint venture with…

R&D Career Grant Changes

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Callaghan Innovation has made changes to the R&D Career Grant to make it easier to match recent graduates with suitable businesses The grants, available for recent graduates with a masters or…

New Growth Grants to Boost R&D in NZ

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Research and Development (R&D) Growth Grants expected to be worth more than $41m over three years have been approved for 23 high tech companies. Research and Development (R&D) Growth Grants…

Why Companies Get the Consultants They Deserve

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David Fields knows what kind of consulting gigs he hates the most: those where an outside expert is bought in for political cover – to cement a leader’s preferred strategy,…

In-House Developer Outsources Job, Surfs the Net Instead

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In the process of conducting a security check on the systems of an American company, Verizon found a software developer who had outsourced his job to China, leaving him free…

Funding opportunity: Int’l Relationships Funding

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The International Relationships Fund (IRF) is now open for applications and the Request for Proposals (RfP) document has been published online. The IRF supports activities that foster New Zealand’s international…

2012 Technology Development Grant is Now Open

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The Technology Development Grant for 2012 is now open for applications. There is $45 million of R&D funding is available over three years through a competitive process. Technology Development Grants…

Protect your invention

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Protection of an invention The core of an invention may be protected in primarily one of two ways; registration of a patent or through confidentiality. These two methods are the…

International Science Relationships Fund

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New applications are now open for the International Science Relationships Fund – Japan The International Relationship Fund is part of MBIE’s international activites and supports MBIE’s bilateral relationship with the Japan…

Advanced Technology Institute

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Structure of Advanced Technology Institute announced The Government’s new Advanced Technology Institute has been established to support firms of all sizes to innovate in response to market needs and opportunities….

Get Your Free Grow and Innovate e-Book

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Introducing MSI’s Innovate + Grow interactive e-book MSI’s comprehensive guide to research and development (R&D) – Innovate + Grow – is now available as an interactive e-book. This e-book contains detailed…

MSI Undergraduate Internships

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There’s less than two weeks to go to get your application in for MSI’s undergraduate internships programme. The programme allows businesses to contract an undergraduate student for up to 400…

$1.28m for Top Talent to Try Out High-tech Jobs

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About 200 of our best scientific, engineering and technology undergraduate students will get a taste of working for innovative high-tech businesses this summer, announced Science and Innovation Minister Wayne Mapp…

Undergraduate Intern Grants for R&D

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Registrations of Interest for 2011-2012 are Open for Undergrad Intern R&D Grants The Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI) is offering a grant to encourage innovative companies to employ senior science,…

Hi-tech Holds the Secrets to Success

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Secrets to Success Which is more Kiwi? Sauvignon blanc and pinot noir, or respiratory humidifiers and sleep apnoea breathing masks? One is a $1 billion industry that has been carpeting…

Technology Grants help Kiwi Parachutes Fly High

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A Kiwi parachute manufacturer has stayed on top of the world with the help of research and development backing. Paul Martyn’s parachute business produces a new prototype every week. Photo…

Technology grants help Kiwi Technology Change the Future of e-reading

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A new chapter in the history of storytelling has arrived with the launch of Booktrack, a New Zealand-born disruptive technology set to change the way people read and enjoy e-books…

New Grants Highlight Importance of Science and Innovation

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A new round of technology grants to 19 businesses emphasizes the importance the Government attach to Research, Science and Technology, says Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Wayne Mapp. The $50…

R&D Grants

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On 1 February 2011 the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology and the Ministry for Research, Science and Technology merged into the new Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI). MSI is the…