This document is the second in a regular series, on research, science and innovation in New Zealand. The first was published in 2016. The report shows how the New Zealand research, science and innovation system is performing in key areas. This series covers people, skills, funding, the knowledge produced and the impacts for New Zealand.
New Zealand invests in research, science and innovation because they are fundamental to improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders across multiple domains: economic, environmental, social and cultural. The evidence from OECD countries shows that new knowledge production and innovation are key contributors to economic growth and social progress in the long-term.
This series of reports is intended to be a resource for the many people and institutions who contribute to the performance of the research, science and innovation system. The reports seek to:
- Increase transparency and provide a central, reliable source of data on the system;
- Report on progress against government goals;
- Highlight strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities in order to stimulate discussion among policymakers, funders, researchers and research users.