MBIE opens consultation on issues facing research, science and innovation system

The Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) has launched Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways, a programme that seeks to start an open and wide-ranging conversation on a range of issues facing the research, science and innovation (RSI) system. 

MBIE's consultation aims to:

  • better identify and deliver on research priorities
  • improve collaboration between institutions
  • understand how the workforce is supported, developed and funded
  • ensure the RSI system is set up to understand and respond to Te Tiriti opportunities.

This conversation highlights the challenges faced in having high impact research infrastructure, and this among other things is an issue near and dear to NeSI. If you’ve anything you’d like to explore with NeSI on Te Ara Paerangi, please get in touch with NeSI Director Nick Jones.

Review the Green Paper

The research, science and innovation system is complex, and the green paper sets a wide range of areas for collecting feedback. Visit the Te Ara Paerangi site for more details or use the links below to jump straight into the content:

A number of webinars will be hosted across November where MBIE will present the key themes of the Green Paper, and give people the opportunities to ask questions about the consultation process.

Information webinars

MBIE is running three information sessions that will summarise the key themes of the Green Paper, and provide opportunities to ask questions about the content and consultation process. Each webinar will cover the same material. They will be followed by consultation workshops from December onwards to share and discuss feedback and ideas in depth.

  1. Tuesday 2 November 10:00am – 12:00pm 

  2. Wednesday 3 November 9:00am – 11:00am

  3. Wednesday 10 November 11:00am – 1:00pm 
    Register for this webinar — Zoom

The presentations will include a range of presenters and panellists, including Professor Dame Juliet Gerrard (Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor), Paul Stocks (Deputy Secretary, Labour, Science and Enterprise, MBIE) and Willy-John Martin (Pou Pūtaiao Director Māori Research, Science and Innovation, MBIE).

Following the webinars, MBIE will post the presentation, recordings, and written responses to questions on its consultation website

Share your feedback

MBIE invites anyone in the broader research, science and innovation system to share feedback, whether you’re a researcher, scientist, leader, manager or user of the system.

You can provide feedback in a number of ways:

You may include any evidence to support your views, for example references to research, facts and figures, or relevant examples.

Stay updated

Interested in receiving regular updates, joining a webinar, or being involved in a workshop or detailed meeting related to the consultation?

Regular updates will be shared on the progress of the consultation and on opportunities for people to hear more.

For more information throughout the process, visit the Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways consultation webpage.