Innovation and Technology an enabler of Māori Global Trade

Innovation and Technology an enabler of Māori Global Trade

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.



Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

CCAB delivers programs that facilitate the growth of Indigenous business, build relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous business, and ensure life-long learning for Indigenous entrepreneurs, and other Canadian business leaders. These efforts recognise the central role that Indigenous business and communities hold in the future of Canada.
Our mission is to promote, strengthen and enhance a prosperous Indigenous economy through the fostering of business relationships, opportunities and awareness for all of our members.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Ministry acts in the world to make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous.
E mahi ana te Manatū i te Ao kia whai haumaru me te whai rawa mo Aotearoa.
New Zealand’s security and prosperity depend on the conditions in, and our connections with, the wider world. This means we must engage with – and seek to influence – other countries to our advantage, in line with New Zealand’s values and interests including that of Maori.

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the government agency charged with helping New Zealand businesses to grow internationally.
We use our extensive knowledge and global networks to help exporters of all sizes make better decisions and connect to the right partners and investors.
We connect international businesses and investors with high-value growth opportunities in New Zealand.
By supporting New Zealand businesses, we boost New Zealand's economy and reputation, and help to share what's special about New Zealand with the rest of the world.

Callaghan Innovation

We are New Zealand's innovation agency. We activate innovation and help businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand.
We partner with ambitious businesses of all sizes, providing a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of growth.
Our people – including more than 200 of New Zealand’s leading scientists and engineers – empower innovators by connecting people, opportunities and networks, and providing tailored technical solutions, skills and capability development programmes, and grants co-funding.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) plays a central role in shaping and delivering a strong New Zealand economy.
Our role is to create better outcomes for all New Zealanders, particularly by supporting business growth.
We are responsible for the delivery of advice, regulation and services that have a real impact on people, businesses and the environment within which they operate.