The Prime Minister’s Science Prize

This Prize is in recognition of a transformative science discovery or achievement which has led to an economic, health, social and/or environmental impact on New Zealand, or internationally.

In this context, science is taken to encompass the physical, chemical, biological, social and technological sciences, mathematics and engineering.

The Prime Minister’s Science Prize is worth $500,000

 

View the 2014 Prime Minister’s Science Prize winner

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Previous PM Science Prize winner asked to join panel of experts

A former recipient of the Prime Minister’s Science Prize, Distinguished Professor Paul Moughan from Massey University, will join a panel of international experts charged with finding ways to address the global problem of chronic malnourishment.
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New Zealand’s StretchSense joins global elite of wearable technology firms

Auckland, New Zealand, Jan 22, 2015 – An Auckland based firm, set up by a previous Prime Minister’s Science Prize winner, has hit the jackpot with its selection by an international jury as one of the most innovative wearable technology companies in the world.

StretchSense CEO Dr Ben O’Brien (right) and CTO Dr Todd Gisby (left)

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PMs Science Prize winner receives New Year Honour

Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Emeritus John Boys, a previous joint winner of the Prime Minister’s Science Prize, who was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to science in the New Year Honours list for 2015.  Read more…