New Zealand Strengthens its Science Cooperation with Singapore

New Zealand Strengthens its Science Cooperation with Singapore

The New Zealand government announced in Budget 2018 of its investment of $57 million over the next 4 years to support science projects in collaboration with Singapore

27 July 2018– In accordance with the New Zealand Government’s objective to increase its R&D spending to 2% of GDP by 2027, the Ministry of Business, Innovation& Employmentannounced during its budget for 2018 that $1.1 billion of funding would be invested over the next 4 years (2018 – 2022) to support new initiatives in Research, Science and Innovation – this includes the leveraging of its international science relationships.

As stated on the website ofNew Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation &Employment:

$57 million over the next four years is being set aside for joint research programmes in data science and future food science, supporting delivery of a new bilateral ‘Enhanced Partnership’ with Singapore. Funding is being made available now to enable negotiations with Singapore to be concluded.”

Please refer here for the announcement of Budget 2018 by New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.

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