Research organisations

We work closely with a number of agencies to promote science and innovation in New Zealand. There are also other organisations, such as industry bodies and private companies, that are funding or carrying out research in New Zealand.

In this section

Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation is one of the Government’s key priorities to build a stronger, more competitive economy.

Crown Research Institutes

Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) are Crown-owned companies that carry out scientific research for the benefit of New Zealand.

New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre

The New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre promotes, coordinates and delivers food safety science and research for New Zealand.


New Zealand's 8 universities play a prominent role in the New Zealand research environment.

Independent Research Organisations

Independent research organisations have internal capability for carrying out research, science, technology or related activities with ownerships and governance independent of Government.