Foundation for Research, Science and Technology

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Foundation for Research, Science and Technology
Agency overview
Formed 1990 (1990)
Dissolved 2011
Superseding agency Ministry of Science and Innovation
Jurisdiction Government of New Zealand
Headquarters Level 11, AT&T Tower, 15-17 Murphy Street, Thorndon, Wellington
Agency executive Murray Bain, Chief Executive
Website www.frst.govt.nz

The Foundation for Research, Science and Technology (Tūāpapa Rangahau Pūtaiao in Māori) was a Crown Entity of New Zealand, established by the Foundation for Research, Science, and Technology Act 1990.[1]

Its stated mission was "investing for results from research, science and technology to deliver greater prosperity, security and opportunities to all New Zealanders".[2]

In 2011 the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology was merged with the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology (MoRST)to create the new Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI), which took over the policy and investment functions of both agencies.[3]

MSI became fully operational on 1 February 2011, at which point MoRST and the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology were disestablished.[citation needed]

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