Government Industry Strategy
In June 2019, the Government launched its Industry Strategy, outlining its approach to growing strong and innovative industries in New Zealand.
In response to the impacts of COVID-19, the Industry Strategy was updated in June 2020.
At the core of the Industry Strategy is the development of Industry Transformation Plans (ITP) for selected sectors of the economy, where there are opportunities to lift productivity and growth or where significant transition is required.
ITPs are long term plans developed in partnership with Government and industry, articulating a vision and an action plan for a sector.
For more information about the New Zealand Government’s Industry Policy visit the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s industry policy page.
Since 2019, NZTech and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment have been working in partnership to develop this ITP.
Late 2019, workshops were held with key sector representatives in Auckland and Wellington to discuss its scope. It was agreed the ITP would focus on supporting the growth of the digital technologies sector itself, rather than a focus on addressing the broader uptake of technology across the economy.
The ITP workshops established that it would be more effective to focus on industry wide opportunities for growth rather than try to pick sub-sector winners. The workshops identified several growth opportunities however they also identified critical foundations that are needed for a strong sector.
Further workshops were conducted throughout New Zealand to validate the key foundations and growth opportunities, leading to a series of workstreams.
The Digital Tech ITP work is governed by a Reference Group.