Te Taumata is proud to develop a range important kaupapa to help support the growth and success of Māori export businesses and, as a result, greater outcomes for whānau and hāpori across Aotearoa.
Our latest development, in partnership with Callaghan Innovation, is an innovation and technology plan.
Technology and innovation is a critical enabler of Māori global trade aspirations, and by working with Callaghan Innovation, we can grow the next generation of Māori leaders in innovation, sciences, technology, and research and development.
Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand’s technology and innovation agency and its purpose is to activate innovation to help businesses grow faster and increase their own impact on people and communities. To achieve this, Callaghan have identified that partnerships with Māori are a critical factor.
As an authentic voice for Māori on trade between Aotearoa and the rest of the world, we believe Te Taumata and Callaghan can work together to achieve stronger Māori representation in the science and technology industries.
Together we aim to:
- Identify opportunities to support the growth of Māori research, science and technology (RS&T)
- Grow rangatahi Māori engagement in RS&T
- Advance RS&T for Māori business exporters
- Promote participation of Māori in RS&T in a way that respects and upholds tikanga Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Read the full plan here.
We look forward to updating you on this important kaupapa in the coming weeks and months. Mā te kaha o te mahi i roto i te mātauranga, ka whakawhiwhia – It is through hard work and knowledge that we will achieve.