Vision and Priorities

The Riddet Institute is a world-best research centre in food and related sciences, providing fundamental scientific understanding and training a new generation of science leaders. The Institute integrates partner organisations and disciplines, leading a “NZ Inc.” approach to food research, and generates knowledge and capability that transforms the New Zealand food industry.

Our strategic priorities are:

  • A critical mass in food science and related disciplines showcasing New Zealand science excellence
  • An enhanced capacity for food research and food innovation in the New Zealand agri-food sector
  • Leading postgraduate scholars and postdoctoral fellows
  • Innovation in the New Zealand food industry
  • A world-leading, informed and engaged agri-food sector in New Zealand
  • Improved economic, educational and health outcomes for Māori
  • Contribution towards the prevention and management of lifestyle diseases