Innovation is a key driver of economic growth. To innovate successfully, we need skilled people who can take ideas and bring them to markets. We have plenty of ideas in New Zealand, but we haven’t been very good at turning them into viable products and businesses. We need more people in New Zealand with entrepreneurial skills who can grow companies quickly and successfully.
MBIE is committed to growing the number of driven, successful entrepreneurs who are willing to help grow the innovation eco-system in New Zealand. We support a number of programmes and initiatives that all contribute to this goal. We are partnering with people and organisations across the eco-system to drive the growth of highly-skilled entrepreneurs.