The Science and Innovation Network promotes and facilitates international collaboration in research and innovation.
The UK Science and Innovation Network in New Zealand helps to build commercially-orientated UK-NZ research and development collaborations.
SIN is jointly funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. The Network is made up of over 110 officers based in over 40 countries around the world.
SIN works across the entire UK science and innovation landscape supporting UK stakeholders to make international connections, set up strategic collaborations and leverage research and innovation funding, driving global prosperity and growth.
In New Zealand, SIN is represented by one officer based at the British High Commission in Wellington. We work closely with Trade Policy, Economic Diplomacy and the Department of International Trade to deliver maximum benefit for UK researchers and firms engaged in research.
For an introductory brief which covers the local science and innovation landscape, UK priorities and successes in New Zealand, read the UK Science and Innovation Network Country Snapshot.
What we do
SIN New Zealand works to:
encourage high-level science co-operation between New Zealand and the UK
influence and inform the science and innovation policies of government, industry and academia
improve UK policy based on international experience and emerging opportunities with New Zealand
use international technology co-operation and investment to grow the UK’s innovation potential
support the Department for International Trade in developing trade and investment opportunities between New Zealand and the UK.
SIN activities in New Zealand are focused on the following priority thematic areas:
food and agriculture
clean energy and climate change
polar and oceans
health and life sciences
Senior Science and Innovation Officer
British High Commission
44 Hill Street
Telephone: +64 (0) 21 774 207