innovation

Where our science investment is going

The Government this morning released the National Statement of Science Investment 2015 – 2025, which lays out the priorities for investing government money in science and innovation over the next decade. I’ll leave analysis of the report to experts who the Science Media Centre has contacted for reaction which will be released later today. But […]

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Israel: Startup Nation

Sciblogs editor and Science Media Centre director Peter Griffin spent a week in Israel attending the World Science Conference and visiting some of the country’s most innovative technology startups. Check back here for new posts documenting the insights he gained from the ‘startup nation’. Also check out Peter Griffin’s interview with Radio New Zealand about […]

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The nuts and bolts of our knowledge economy

The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment has just released the last of its Sectors Report Series, a very useful snapshot of the New Zealand economy and which sectors contribute what economic output. Many Sciblogs readers, according to the demographic info a computer algorithm throws up for you, are involved in the knowledge intensive services […]

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The hidden costs of peer review

Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor has released an interesting discussion paper today looking at peer review and its role in influencing what sort of research gets funded in New Zealand. Those who have been through the Marsden or Health Research Council wringer will find it particularly interesting. Many scientists have told […]

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