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.