“Our cooperation with Australia in science and innovation is already broad and constructive. This agreement contains a clear work programme that will be a priority for our future cooperation. The Australia-New Zealand Cooperation Agreement on Science, Research and Innovation is a commitment to valuable cooperation between innovation systems and scientific systems, as well as between researchers and innovative companies on both sides of Tasman. Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith welcomed the signing of an innovative bilateral scientific agreement between New Zealand and Australia at today`s meeting of heads of state and government in Queenstown. Key proposals in the work program include mapping joint research opportunities, planning and investing research infrastructure, standardization and measurement research, and the exchange of experts, knowledge and expertise. “International agreements bring new knowledge, ideas, people, technologies and investments to New Zealand`s scientific and innovation system. These partnerships also contribute to the export of unique research and innovation that has emerged in New Zealand,” said Goldsmith. “With this new agreement, we can develop our scientific ties for the benefit of both Australia and New Zealand,” Goldsmith said. Other stories of EU-funded research projects involving Australia. They can contact the research department to learn more about research in Europe, EU research and innovation support programmes, as well as a call for proposals and project funding. New Zealand also has close bilateral research ties with several EU countries.

Political background, funding opportunities, agreements and agreements, projects and results and contact with DG Research and Innovation, Unit H.2: International Cooperation The agreement also provides for a wide range of future initiatives, such as common scientific priorities, cooperation in other international efforts and the promotion of a trans-Tasman innovation ecosystem for talent and investment. Horizon 2020 is the largest EU research and innovation programme of all time, with almost EUR 80 billion over seven years (2014-2020). It is open to the world, which means that participants from around the world can participate in most calls. In many cases, the EU will at least partially fund the participation of international partners. For more information on the agreement and related new initiatives, click here on the MBIE website.