Ministry of Research, Science and Technology (New Zealand)

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Ministry of Research, Science and Technology

Te Manatū Pūtaiao
MORST-logo.png
Logo of the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology
Agency overview
Dissolved 2011
Superseding agency Ministry of Science and Innovation
Website http://www.morst.govt.nz/

The Ministry of Research, Science and Technology (Te Manatū Pūtaiao in Māori) was a government agency within the New Zealand government.

Its main responsibilities were to:

  • Manage the Government's research, science and technology (RS&T) investment
  • Provide policy advice on RS&T issues
  • Encourage innovation and commercialisation of scientific and technological knowledge and ideas
  • Collaborate with other government organisations where RS&T intersects with their work.

In 2011 the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology (MoRST) was merged with the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology to create the new Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI),[1] which took over the policy and investment functions of both agencies. MSI became fully operational on 1 February 2011,[2] at which point MoRST and the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology were disestablished.[citation needed] MSI was then subsequently merged with other ministries into the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Launch of Ministry of Science and Innovation". beehive.govt.nz. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "New Ministry of Science and Innovation starts work". nbr.co.nz. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 


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