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Connecting research with society

We are supporting the different ways in which science and tech researchers, specialists and institutions can share their work and connect with other people, places and organisations.

As New Zealanders, we look to science for useful new technologies and evidence-based guidance on the most pressing issues facing our society today. But there cannot be a scientifically engaged public without a publicly engaged science sector.

We recognise the important role that the science sector plays in ensuring the public relevance of research, whether through saleable, new knowledge, innovations or policy-relevant results. Publicly funded science organisations and scientists have a social responsibility to share some level of knowledge where it’s applicable.

Scientists and locals collaborating around a table

Participatory Science Platform

The Participatory Science Platform supports collaborative projects that bring together communities and scientists or technologists on research investigating a locally-important question or problem.

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