WELLINGTON, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- The New Zealand government has selected 68 scientific projects in 2023 for funding for their potential to transform the country's economy, environment and society.
From exploring future food system scenarios and impacts to developing wearable technology that targets neurological disorders, projects selected truly push the boundaries for the good of New Zealand through excellent and ambitious research, said Alan Coulson, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) manager of contestable investments, on Friday.
"Year after year, it's inspiring to see the fresh thinking, innovative ideas and high caliber of applications submitted," Coulson said.
The MBIE's Endeavour Fund is the largest contestable fund in the country to invest in excellent, innovative research with a focus on areas of future value, growth or critical need for New Zealand.
A total of 246 million NZ dollars (146 million U.S. dollars) has been allocated across the 68 projects selected through the 2023 funding round.