In 28 March 2017, SfTI held a workshop in Auckland where business leaders were asked to put forward, discuss, and agree on key directions for New Zealand’s high-tech future.
Portfolio 1 will continue over the 10-year lifetime of the Challenge and will examine human capacity (people and their skills), and relational capacity (networks between researchers and industry), within New Zealand’s innovation system.
Agricultural and environmental technologies are two application areas for the Challenge, given their importance to New Zealand’s economy.
Portfolio 3 looks to create and implement integrated technology-based solutions for patient-centric, personalised, home or community treatment of chronic disease.
Portfolio 4 aims to enable organisations to combine analytics techniques, new information and communications technology (ICT) methods to create value from large quantities of data through better processing, presentation, collaboration and decision-making tools.
The aim of Portfolio 5 is that by 2025 New Zealand will be selling new customised products, equipment and materials based on New Zealand’s biological resources and distributed manufacturing; and that new companies are fuelling the growing global green sector.