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in ideas, in people,
in our communities,
and in New Zealand’s economic future.

About ITP Research

“ITP research believes that the application of responsive research to business and community needs and collaboration with government agencies and the private sector will increase the productivity of business, and help New Zealand grow a strong and sustainable commercial innovation sector.“

Need a problem solved, a question answered or an idea developed?

ITP research offices would love to have a conversation with you. We have the capability and services to match your requirements with appropriate solutions. We manage the whole process to save you time and deliver quality results.

ITP research offers a service where you can outsource your research requirements to solve practical problems or develop ideas into solutions to increase productivity.

One of the ways that you can engage ITP research is via the ITP research Research and Enterprise voucher scheme. ITP research vouchers work as research credits to make funding available to industry within New Zealand.

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Our next symposium is
24 – 25 September, 2020

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology 
Mokoia Campus, Mokoia Drive, Rotorua



Jill Chrisp and Karen Johansen

Jill Chrisp and Karen Johansen

Karen and Jill are partners in life and in business, but also have whakapapa which intertwine in unexpected and challenging ways.  Jill is a descendant of a Tairāwhiti settler family. Her great-great-grandfather and former Gisborne harbour master was responsible for having the iconic rock ‘Te Toka a Taiau’ destroyed to open shipping lanes. Karen belongs to Rongowhakaata,Te Aitanga-a Mahaki and Ngai Tamanuhiri, 3 iwi significantly impacted by this event.  They have spent a lifetime having awkward conversations and navigating the tricky realities of their respective families, histories and lived realities.

Karen, previous New Zealand Indigenous Rights Commissioner with the New Zealand Human Rights Commission and Gisborne Girls High School Principal has spent her life championing indigenous rights at home and throughout Aotearoa. While engagement with human rights issues for tangata whenua are wide ranging, her main focus has been on the formal education sector.  She is currently involved in advising the establishment of Tūranga Tangata Rite, an Iwi/Crown-owned school in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa.

Jill is an international, regional and community-led development specialist. She works in strategic leadership, capacity-building, project management and research roles with a focus on the promotion and protection of human rights and sustainable economic, social, cultural and environmental wellbeing.  She is currently working on projects in Aotearoa, the Pacific and in Asia.


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