For Aotearoa New Zealand to be a place where science-based knowledge, innovation and  insight is valued and supported for its contributions to the past, present and future wellbeing of the people and place. 


Championing and supporting the contribution of the CRIs to the economic, environmental, social and cultural wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand.

We do this by supporting understanding of how our members’ research and its application contributes to an inclusive, sustainable and prosperous New Zealand.

We encourage investment into science research and application as a critical component in creating New Zealand's opportunities for the 21st century.

We assist decision makers at all levels of government, business and sectors to develop and implement quality policy and regulations.