Opinion

Five things we can do to fix our research sector

Peter Griffin
Thu, 14 Jul 2022

Five things we can do to fix our research sector
NZ needs fewer public research institutions that are more suited to working with each other, the universities and businesses, writes Peter Griffin. (Image: Getty)
Peter Griffin
Thu, 14 Jul 2022
It’s been obvious for nearly 20 years now that our research sector is broken. Sure, our scientists produce some world-class research and institutions like NIWA, GNS Science and AgResearch offer critical functions around monitoring natural hazards, offering advice on adapting to climate change and boosting agricultural productivity.But any business person will tell you that dealing with the science sector is a nightmare. Basic research isn't translating into commercial innovation to the extent it should be.An ill-defined and some...

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