A report out from the OECD has listd a string of areas in which New Zealand is weak, hampering its ability to innovate. The National party comes out swinging blaming the labout government.

Two non-surprises;

  • That we’re lacking in innovation enablers
  • That the opposition party blames the Government

Can we not get a little more sophisticated in this country? For the record the specific problem areas the OECD identified were;

  • Improving New Zealand’s business environment and conditions for innovation, including policies on tax, capital markets and outward investment
  • Encouraging more young people to study science and technology
  • Improving the supply of seed and venture capital
  • Improving broadband access
  • Improving the stability of CRI funding
  • Using licensing to business firms as the preferred route to exploiting CRI research results
  • Considering consolidation in the public research sector
Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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