Cooperation between research organisations enables faster progress towards societal impact from research; stronger development of capability especially in emergent researchers; and greater effectiveness in the use of limited research resources.

Working closely with our CRI members, Science New Zealand is developing a series of partnerships with global research organisations that share in and complement our research aspirations.

As we formalise these partnerships, details will be available on this page.



On the 30th June 2020, Science New Zealand signed an agreement with INRAE to enhance joint projects, scientific exchange and talent development.

INRAE is the acronym of the French research organisation resulting from the merge in January 2020 between Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) and Institut National de Recherche en Sciences et Technologies pour l’Environnement et l’Agriculture (IRSTEA). In France, INRAE is the peak research organisation for agriculture and the environment.

More information on our partnership