Tagged: Stephen Joyce

The minister missed the point - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Dec 10, 2012

Last week Radio NZ put together a piece on grant funding.  The audio can be downloaded from here http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2540317/scientists,-minister-at-odds-over-research-funding Prof Juliet Gerrard, Dr Mark Green, Dr Robin Olds, Dr David Baddeley and myself all pointed out that the government grant funding system is in crisis because only 7-8% of applications are funded.  We also noted … Continue reading » … Read More

Minister Joyce has the opportunity to redefine ‘failure’ - Stick

Peter Kerr Feb 09, 2012

Apparently, new super minister Steven Joyce (Minister of Science & Innovation, Economic Development and Tertiary Education, Skills & Employment), likes to dive deep into details of a new role or portfolio, before surfacing with a strategic direction. So, as he … Continue reading → … Read More

Prime Minister as prime innovator — get going on #13 - Stick

Peter Kerr Dec 01, 2011

We probably shouldn’t be surprised that amongst all the next to ‘do’s’ from the incoming National-led government, the one with the greatest potential to be a game changer, has been ignored by most of the media. Issues of teapots are … Continue reading → … Read More