Introduction

New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) was established in November 2015 to bring about increased investment in health research from government, industry and philanthropy.

NZHR’s submission is that
• The government’s aspirational ten year 2% R&D investment target is too low, that the 15% R&D tax incentive is insufficient, and that the strategy should provide for both figures to be reviewed

• R&D investment allocated to health research needs at the very least to be associated with a commitment to triennially determined annual increases consistent with the overall 2% target (the 2019/20 budget specifically forecasts no increases for the next four years)

• The RSI strategy should include an intention to ensure that all government R&D funding tools are consistent in their approach to supporting the implementation of new start-up enterprises

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