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Science Media Centre: National Science Challenges – 10 areas of focus outlined


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The Government has announced the National Science Challenges – 10 areas of focus over the next four years – $73.5 million in new funding to address them ($133.5 million in total to be spent on research addressing them).

The areas of focus are:

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 1.55.37 PM1. Aging well
2. A better start
3. Healthier lives
4. High value nutrition
5. New Zealand’s biological heritage
6. Our land and water
7. Life in a changing ocean
8. The Deep South
9. Science for technological innovation
10. Resilience to nature’s challenges

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman this afternoon launched the National Science Challenges at Auckland Museum with the Prime Minister. They participated in a press conference with journalists. Click below to listen back to the audio…


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