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20 February 2017

Australia and New Zealand have signed a ground-breaking bilateral international science agreement 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.

Key initial proposals include mapping collaborative research opportunities, research infrastructure planning and investment, standards and measurement research, and the exchange of experts, knowledge and expertise.

The agreement also provides for a wide array of future initiatives such as common science priorities, working together in other international endeavours, and the promotion of a trans-Tasman innovation ecosystem for talent and investment attraction.

More information on the agreement and associated new initiatives can be found on the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment website