Science & Innovation in Education Forum

19 April 2011 - 12:00pm to 20 April 2011 - 12:00pm

Quality science education is a critical part of NZ's future.

The changing world economic conditions have placed pressure on all economies to re-examine their commitment to public science investment. The emphasis on supporting business expenditure on R&D has grown and there is increasing expectation that science will support economic recovery through addressing immediate industry and firm needs.

This forum aims to unite the best minds and innovators from government, education institutions, CRIs, industry bodies and businesses from across key sectors.

A focus on developing ideas and solutions around 3 key overarching questions
- What is the role of STEM education in the innovation system?
- What do businesses actually require from the future workforce and what is motivating this?
- How do we optimise the education system across the sectors to support the advancement of a science-based economy?

Take part in the discussion period, where the audience and speakers will flesh out the issues and next steps around each focus question.

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