Our business is about channelling skills and resources needed to propel Northland (= Tai Tokerau in Te Reo, the Maori Language) forward as winds of change gather. Increasing pressure on our environment is forcing the world to take proactive steps toward a sustainable economy. NIC is working with partners and businesses in Northland to leverage this change in a way that will help the region build a sustainable future.
Our Mission and Vision
Our mission and vision is ambitious but simple – “Tai Tokerau, the most sustainable region in the Southern Hemisphere by 2025.”
Our Sustainable Innovation Focus to achieve our mission and vision we will focus on enabling innovation in four key areas:
* Renewable Energy
* Sustainable Transport
* Sustainable Food/Water
* Sustainable Building
Our Immediate Goals
Towards a sustainable future in Northland, NIC endeavours to:
* Share knowledge about sustainability with Northland communities and businesses
* Connect Northlanders to global experts in the field of sustainability
* Provide research that encourages Northland to move toward a sustainable future
* Develop intellectual property that benefits Northlanders
* Advise local and central government on sustainability topics
How NIC works with Industry
NIC has established an industry-led advisory group consisting of some of New Zealand’s and the world’s leading thinkers in the area of sustainability. This group reviews and advises each sustainability project we undertake with Northland industry. This is an extremely valuable resource and ensures NIC is applying leading sustainability best practice in Northland.
If you would like to be involved in this advisory group, please contact us.
Northland Research Projects
NIC endeavours to keep an up-to-date database of sustainability research undertaken in Northland. This will enable the flow and sharing of best practice in the region. If you know of existing sustainability research initiatives, please let us know and we will include these in our database. This database will help new and existing researchers pool their resources and build on existing research. We plan to turn information we collect into a searchable research knowledge database for Northland.
If you are interested in contributing, collaborating or learning more about sustainability research initiatives, please contact us.