Briefing for scientific community. The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor Sir Peter Gluckman . Waikato Management School Friday 10 May 2013. ‘National Science Challenges: Announcement and next steps’. Challenge Criteria.
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The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor
Sir Peter Gluckman
Waikato Management School
Friday 10 May 2013
‘National Science Challenges: Announcement and next steps’
Cabinet approved 10 challenges by combining 2 and one (better houses, towns & cities) has been deferred.
Budget doubled from $60 million new money to $133.5 million new money over 4 years.
3. Characteristics and features of a challenge
4. Panel Process
5. Submissions – public and scientific
6. Recommended Challenges
7. Readiness to proceed
8. Other notes on the twelve Challenges
9. Common themes underpinning the Challenges
10. Māori and Pasifika interests
11. A Challenge for New Zealand’s leadership – the “Science and Society” Challenge.
12. Other points the Panel wishes to bring to Government’s attention.
13. Communication of outcomes
14. Next steps in the development of the challenges
The panel developed
New Zealand’s Biological Heritage – protecting and managing our biodiversity, improving our biosecurity, and enhancing our resilience to harmful organisms
….. there is a Challenge for the leadership of New Zealand to take concrete steps to address deficits in the public and policy understandings of science, to address issues in STEM workforce development and to foster a more innovative and aspirational use of science in the nation’s development.