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Innovation Index of New Zealand 2010

Water drop and ripples

IBM New Zealand and the University of Auckland have jointly published the Innovation Index of New Zealand, an inter-industry, multi-indicator study measuring the rate of innovation effort in New Zealand since 1998. The research looks at innovation across the whole of the aggregate New Zealand economy, as well as within 16 separate industry sectors, spanning both the commercial and non-commercial sectors. The findings reveal that the rate of innovation in New Zealand has been virtually flat for almost a decade.

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23 Feb 2010 New Research from IBM and the University of Auckland Reveals Important Insights Into New Zealand’s Innovation Performance

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    Innovation Index of New Zealand - All-sector innovation index

    Date added: 23 Feb 2010

    This graph depicts the overall rate of innovation in New Zealand since 1998. After rising 13 per cent between 1998 and 2000, the overall rate of innovation in New Zealand remained virtually flat for the next seven years before dropping sharply in 2008.

  • Thumbnail image of graph showing innovation in the Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing Sector

    Innovation Index of New Zealand - Innovation in the Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing Sector

    Date added: 23 Feb 2010

    This graph shows the rate of innovation in the Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing Sector compared with the national all-sector innovation index. This sector delivered the strongest innovation performance, with the index more than doubling between 1998 and 2008. In 2008, the rate of innovative activity in this sector was double the 1998 base rate and almost double the national all-sector average.


Contact(s) for the Press kit

Courtney Allen
Marketing & Communications
+64 (0) 21 220 6781
courta@nz1.ibm.com

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PDF version of the 2010 IBM-University of Auckland Innovation Index of New Zealand