- Research & Development
publicly funded research will have to have an ethical
basis and serve a demonstrated need. The results will
become public property.
funding for pure research ... such as soil degradation,
violent behaviour, urban sustainability.
has considerable potential for ethical economic development
in the supply of small-scale appropriate technology
to developing nations.
and study of traditional Maori knowledge within the
public science system.
way we do and teach science needs to change from reductionism
to holistic science.
Leverage current sectoral strategies in the creative industries, ICT, and biotechnology by boosting their value as inputs across the economy
Boost spending on research and development; monitor the effects of changes to the tax treatment of R&D, and work to improve the intellectual property performance of New Zealand firms
Continue to increase overall research and science funding
Develop a multi-year funding pathway for research, science & technology funding in the Budget process
Move a greater proportion of research investment into longer-term funding arrangements
Provide tax incentives for businesses to engage in research and development
leading to export and employment growth
Focus Public Good Research funding more tightly on job growth and increased export earnings
Introduce further scholarships to ensure that we keep our best students and provide for research and development expertise
Assist New Zealand companies in developing new technology and facilitate technology transfer
Provide improved lower cost intellectual property protection for innovators in New Zealand
Review the tax treatment of Research and Development, to generate incentives for
an increase in private sector expenditure to 1.5% of GDP
Actively support the role of research and development into the sustainability of primary industries and the ongoing development of new niche industries