Innovation Sector Group
A key focus for the Innovation Sector Group has been the launch of the Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Awards which will feature at the 2019 Forum dinner. The Sector Group has collaborated with the ANZLF Health Technology Sector Group to explore the scope for mapping the health technology innovation ecosystem.
There has also been collaboration with the New Zealand agritech sector, the outcome of which will be announced at the Forum. Efforts are underway to build the relationship between Innovation and Science Australia and Callaghan Innovation to identify trans-Tasman collaboration opportunities. The ANZLF also supports other innovative initiatives such as, the roll out of e-invoicing to improve payment practices for business and establishing a trans-Tasman mediation mechanism for SMEs.
The ANZLF is also promoting to government the importance of trans-Tasman data sharing and the need to remove barriers to innovation in this area. Other priorities include better access to capital for innovative businesses and addressing the skills gap in the technology sector.
The following initiatives were presented at the 2019 Forum. For a more comprehensive look at the Innovation Sector Group work plan, click here.