Our Vision

The Riddet Institute will generate the future knowledge and skills that are required to help address the unprecedented challenges and disruptions facing the food sector in a rapidly changing world. It will be the world’s top institute in discovery-led research at the frontier of food materials science, nutrition and health, and will develop high calibre human capital to ensure rapid innovation, a vibrant food sector and long-lasting socioeconomic benefits for New Zealand.

Our Values

The Riddet Institute:

  • strives for excellence in all activities and endeavours;
  • operates ethically and with integrity;
  • is collaborative and inclusive, sharing knowledge and resources for mutual benefit;
  • is committed to its responsibilities under Te Tiriti;
  • embraces equity and diversity;
  • pursues research and training that supports both commercial and public good outcomes;
  • creates an enduring global network of scientists to facilitate knowledge transfer across disciplinary boundaries.

Our Strategic Priorities

World-class science, Industry impact, Agri-food thought leadership, Shaping Future Food Science leaders, Supporting Maori success, Policy and regulation.

  • Enhance New Zealand’s reputation through world-class expertise in food science and related disciplines
  • Develop capability, and create and transfer advanced knowledge to a sustainable food sector in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Help to future-proof the food sector in Aotearoa New Zealand that addresses local and global sustainability challenges.
  • Help to build a stronger indigenous food sector in Aotearoa New Zealand, supporting improved economic outcomes for Māori.
  • Support the food sector in Aotearoa New Zealand to be more inclusive, diverse and equitable, providing more opportunities for Māori and Pacific People
  • Develop new nutritional indices and guidelines to support informed food choices for consumers.