Magazine article New Zealand Management

As I See It: Divya Dhar; Last Year's Inaugural Young New Zealander of the Year Dr Divya Dhar Believes We Must Better Harness Our Talent for Innovation

Magazine article New Zealand Management

As I See It: Divya Dhar; Last Year's Inaugural Young New Zealander of the Year Dr Divya Dhar Believes We Must Better Harness Our Talent for Innovation

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What's the one big thing that today's leaders could do to make a real difference for tomorrow's New Zealanders?

Simply, more R&D. New Zealand is a small country but full of capable, smart and talented people. Best of all, we have an incredible attitude to innovation. I think we need to formalise this, and streamline science and business.

Since we are small I believe for us to keep a pace with a strong growth rate we need to get serious about research and development, and generate some niche markets.

We need to create a R&D hub, where innovative, creative and scientific-minded people want to live, work and play. And then we need to pick some industries for them to do this in. I think we should be backing the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. With the rise of Asia, there is a huge role these industries could be playing there.

I don't believe this role will peak for another 10 to 15 years. But if we want to benefit from it, we need to be strategic, and start to develop the infrastructure and hubs for it now. …

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