Science & Innovation

New Zealand has always been good at innovation, and it has underpinned our job creation and export growth. Science and innovation improve productivity and ensure we remain competitive. They also enable us to manage our natural resources wisely, and to lift our health and wellbeing. The Government invests $1.3 billion annually in science and innovation within a total R&D spend of $2.6 billion or 1.3% of GDP, and the R&D sector employs 28,400 New Zealanders.

MartinJenkins has delivered on numerous assignments in the sector. In recent years this has included advising on: the formation of a “hub” of science institutes, tertiary education providers and private food processors in primary industry; the formation of Callaghan Innovation (New Zealand’s advanced technology institute); the benefits and costs of various options for collaboration between several specialist science infrastructure companies; and investment decisions in a Crown research institute

Our expertise

MartinJenkins has provided a range of services to the science and innovation sector, including:

  • Sector strategy

  • Budget management and prioritising investments

  • Policy and evaluation

  • Organisational strategy and design

  • Leading major programmes.

Our clients

  • Central government

  • Corporates

  • Crown entities, including Crown research institutes

  • Private research entities

  • Universities, polytechnics, and farm training institutes.

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