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.

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced a NZ$35 million investment over four years for ‘Entrepreneurial Universities’, a new initiative to attract world-leading entrepreneurial researchers to New Zealand to further strengthen our universities and our broader fast-growing innovation ecosystem. “Entrepreneurial Universities is all about attracting more of the world’s leading researchers…

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An AU$10 million biopharmaceutical initiative with strong industry support will be established at The University of Queensland to train the next generation of scientists and enhance Australia’s capabilities in the pharmaceutical sector. Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) researcher Associate Professor Stephen Mahler will direct the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Training Centre for…

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