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Research will help the transition to a low emission economy

The Government is investing $241 million in leading research projects that will help find new ways to address long-term issues like increasing our sources of renewable energy, growing knowledge-intensive industries, and tackling New Zealand’s social issue.

The Endeavour Fund uses an open, contestable process to select excellent research proposals that will provide the highest potential impacts across a range of economic, environmental and societal objectives.

This year, 71 projects were awarded funding through the fund, which is New Zealand’s largest contestable research fund.

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods says“The Government is funding important research to tackle the big issues and improve living standards and wellbeing through productive, inclusive and sustainable economic development. The fund does this by backing research that is aimed at growing R&D intensive industries, transitioning to a low emissions economy and supporting the well-being of our people and communities.”