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What is Curious Minds?

Curious Minds encourages and supports all New Zealanders to engage with science and technology.

Curious Minds is a New Zealand Government initiative with a ten-year goal of encouraging and enabling better engagement with science and technology for all New Zealanders.

New Zealanders are generally curious about what’s around us, understanding the world we live in and how it works. As a nation with a remarkable history of pioneers and innovators in many areas, we often push boundaries and ask difficult questions to find a way to get things done.

Science and technology have shaped our nation in many ways. Engagement with science and technology is about understanding, becoming informed, and questioning what we need science to address and what we do with the new knowledge that science produces.

Through Curious Minds, we support activities, projects and programmes that work with communities, businesses and educators to boost engagement between science, technology and society.

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Our Actions

What we're doing towards our ten-year goal for enabling better connectivity and engagement between science, technology and society.

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Funding announcements plus updates from across New Zealand relating to Curious Minds.

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