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    Fish skins meet nanotech

    Hoki fish skins and nanotechnology are combining to create unique products that have multiple end uses.

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    The real oil on kitty litter

    Waste products from extra virgin olive oil to biodegradable kitty litter.

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    2014 contestable science investment round

    Proposals for Smart Ideas Phase 2 are due by 12pm (noon) on 23 April 2014.

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    Where there's smoke there's a solution

    Wintec have developed a filter to remove costly smoke taint from wine

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What's happening

  • Global partnership for MBIE funded research

    A Government-funded research project has signed a partnership agreement with GE Healthcare, the world’s largest medical technology company, to work together on a ground-breaking medical imaging product.

  • Change signalled for the 2014 Contestable Science Investment Round

    The MBIE Science, Skills and Innovation group has announced preliminary information on how the 2014 Contestable Science Investment Round will be run, including a key change from the 2013 Round.

  • 2013 Science Investment Round results

    The Government will invest $278 million in 51 research programmes.  The new research contracts will take effect from 1 October this year and will run for between one and seven years.

  • Marsden Fund Council vacancy

    An eminent scientist is sought to fill a vacancy on the Marsden Fund Council and to convene the funding panel in their academic area. The position convenes the Biomedical panel.

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