A vision for a digital New Zealand

The Innovation Partnership is a network of organisations that support digital innovation in New Zealand across business, education and government.

The Partnership connects industry, government and not-for-profits, commissions research into important issues, and supports and promotes innovative digital projects.

Our people

Dr Amanda Lynn, PhD – Executive Chair, Partnership

Dr Lynn is an economic and corporate anthropologist specialising in the development of entrepreneurs, technology, organisations, industries and regional economies. A former top exporter, Dr Lynn has worked in business, entrepreneurship and technology development for more than 20 years. Over the past ten years she has undertaken executive roles with Victoria University of Wellington and BERL Economics designing policy and programmes to support economic development, before starting Mandolin Associates. Mandolin Associates supports innovative businesses, industry organisations, and regional councils to define and achieve development goals.  LinkedIn Profile and Twitter Feed.

Dr Lynn is a member of the New Zealand Association of Economists and a Professional Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

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Our trustees

Ross Young


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Andrew Cushen


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Karren Harker


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Our focus areas


Every child should have the opportunity to learn in a digitally-enabled classroom, taught by a digitally-capable teacher, and should graduate ready to work, live and play in a digitally-enabled society.  We believe that life long learning enables social and economic participation.  We support organisations that prepare children and adults for the future.


An inclusive society allows all New Zealanders and businesses to engage online.  We support Government agencies in creating a digital ecosystem to support positive engagement with all New Zealanders, as well as businesses that work within and with New Zealand.


Research has shown that businesses using digital technology are more productive and profitable, and that digitally capable businesses can add billions to the New Zealand economy.  We support innovation and the integration of new technologies that make New Zealand businesses more productive, profitable and sustainable.

Our projects

A sample of our projects

2017 Case Study Manaiakalani
Critical and Emerging Issues in the Digital Economy
Socio-Economic Benefits of Ultra-Fast Broadband
AlphaBeta Advisory - Google Economic and Social Impact: New Zealand
Keeping Kiwi Businesses Safe
Digital Nation
Digital Skills
Innovation Partnership Fellowship, Digital Education
Digital Inclusion
Landwise 2017
A Vision for a Digital New Zealand
Data Driven Innovation in New Zealand
Digital Journey
Supporting Manaiakalani Education Trust
The Value of Internet Services to New Zealand Businesses
University of Auckland 23 Teaching Things
Design & Democracy Massey University

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