Auckland, 16th August 2018 — The 19th annual AmCham DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards were held at the Pullman Auckland Hotel last night, with Tourism Holdings winning the Supreme Award for doing business with the United States. Amcham was delighted to welcome the Hon Grant Robertson as keynote speaker and presenter of the three key exporter…

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MTPConnect – the Australian Government’s Medical Technology, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical (MTP) Industry Growth Centre – and BioPacific Partners – an organisation helping global companies connect to Australian innovations – are jointly launching an exciting new initiative to assist Australian medical technology and pharmaceutical companies to better prepare and position themselves to engage successfully with multinational companies.  Taking place…

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The Australian Government’s new research fund to fast-track the latest breakthroughs in health and medical research into everyday care and treatment for patients is now open. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today called for applications for the inaugural Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund, with two levels of funding available of up to $100,000 and $500,000.

A ground breaking bilateral international science agreement between New Zealand and Australia was signed today at the Leaders’ meetings in Queenstown. The Australia – New Zealand Science, Research and Innovation Cooperation Agreement is a commitment to valuable collaboration across the innovation and science systems, and between researchers and innovative companies, on both sides of the Tasman….

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AgResearch intends to form a joint international research centre with China’s largest state–owned food company and largest university research department specialising in food science and nutrition. AgResearch is a New Zealand Crown Research Institute, partnering with the pastoral sector to identify and deliver the innovation that is needed to create value for New Zealand. It has staff spread…

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The Turnbull Government is backing Australia’s world-leading medical researchers and scientists with $125.3 million to support their work in making the next major medical breakthrough. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding includes almost $39 million to fight multiple types of cancer facing children and adults, marking a significant investment on World Cancer…

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Bioscience Achievement Award At the 2016 NZBIO awards dinner, NZBIO paid tribute to Margot Bethell and Andrew Kelly, who received Bioscience Awards for their lifetime achievements. Margot Bethell is well known as the former programme director of the Bioscience Enterprise programme at the University of Auckland – a multidisciplinary science, business and law degree, with…

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A partnership between AgResearch and Massey University focusing on dairy and red meat research will see construction of a state-of-the-art $39 million facility on the University’s Manawatū campus over the next two years. The Food Science Facility will be built alongside the existing Food Pilot Plant, part of the University’s College of Health, and become…

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Innovation Minister Greg Hunt and Health Minister Sussan Ley have announced the details of the $500 million Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF), including the guidelines. In a joint statement with Health Minister Sussan Ley, Mr Hunt said the Government’s $250 million investment in the BTF would be dollar-matched by private sector co-investment.