There cannot be a scientifically engaged public without a publicly engaged science sector. We recognise the important role that the science sector plays in ensuring the public relevance of research, whether through saleable, new knowledge, innovations or policy-relevant results.
Publicly funded science organisations and scientists have a social responsibility to share some level of knowledge where it’s applicable. As New Zealanders, we look to science for useful new technologies and evidence-based guidance on the most pressing issues facing our society today.
Initiatives aimed at contributing to a more scientifically engaged public include:
- Science Media Centre
- Future InTech
- Building connectivity science centres, museums, zoos and science and education
- Guidelines on public engagement for scientists
- Science and technology researcher communications
- Increase profile of researchers in science and mātauranga Māori
- Public research funding bodies.