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Submission on MBIE’s consultation paper: New Zealand’s Research, Science & Innovation Strategy, September 2019

Introduction New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) was established in November 2015 to bring about increased investment in health research from government, industry and philanthropy. NZHR’s submission is that • The government’s aspirational ten year 2% R&D investment target is too low, that the 15% R&D tax incentive is insufficient, and that the strategy should…

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Media release: Investment in health research too low – poll

04 November 2019 Three quarters of New Zealanders believe that the government’s $125m budget for health and medical research – which was 0.75% of health care costs – is too low, according to the latest New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) opinion poll. The poll of more than 500 Kiwis was conducted in early May…

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Health and Disability System Review ignores health research

Media release  Health and Disability System Review ignores health research September 4, 2019 Health research advocate, New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) says that it is extremely disappointed that the Interim Report of the Health and Disability System Review makes no mention of the role of health research in contributing to a redesigned health and…

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Submission on MBIE’s discussion paper: Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill – Patents Act 2013, Trade Marks Act 2002, Designs Act 1953

Introduction New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) was established in November 2015 to bring about increased investment in health research from government, industry and philanthropy. One of our areas of focus has been to increase industry investment in health and medical research in New Zealand, which typically occurs by way of investment in clinical trials.…

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