Australian - New Zealand Research, Science and Innovation Cooperation Agreement
February 20, 2017
On 17 February 2017, New Zealand and Australia signed a new Agreement on Science, Research and Innovation Cooperation.
The Agreement is aimed at delivering important collaboration on both sides of the Tasman. It is a concrete demonstration of our deepening and evolving trans-Tasman ties, and is a significant addition to the Closer Economic Relations framework, and part of the Single Economic Market agenda.
“This agreement represents a welcome step change in the way our nations share research assets. It will enable RDS and other Australian research capabilities to widen our research infrastructure community and reciprocally leverage New Zealand hardware, software, and peopleware for the benefit of our researchers,” said RDS Director, Ian Duncan.
The Agreement sets out a work programme that will provide a valuable focus-point for collaboration, which is vital to both Australia and New Zealand economic growth. Science, research and innovation are critical to generating new opportunities, growth and improving the lives our people, and this Agreement recognises our mutual focus on these opportunities.
Read the official overview here - http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/science-innovation/pdf-library/summary-document.pdf
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