Science New Zealand publications

The Value of Crown Research Institutes in Aotearoa New Zealand’s Science System Today

Examines how the CRIs have changed markedly since foundation 30 years ago and provides in-depth examples of how they are adding value today in eight focus areas critical to the nation’s wealth and well-being.  These are: emergency response, biosecurity and public health, biodiversity, water resources, climate change, energy, food and fibre sectors and manufacturing, and land use.  

The CRIs are the largest external providers of science research to business in New Zealand, lead the OECD in terms of government-owned research institutions attracting private sector R&D investment, and the largest science research and application engines in their fields in New Zealand. 

Pathways to the Future

Proposes actions to re-focus the research, science and innovation sector on vertical integration of effort.  This envisages Government, Maori, Industry or Sectors, and Research Organisations working closely together to define objectives, and participate in solution-finding.  The objective is to drive outcomes which are useful, usable and used.