The Tapuae Roa Strategy for the Future of Taranaki
The Development of the Centre for Innovation & Creativity intersects the Tapuae Roa Strategy for Taranaki – engaging with the new world of work, and arts and culture in Taranaki.
The Tapuae Roa strategy reinforces throughout the importance of human capital, the investment into our local people and the importance of raising our talents and skills.
“One element is more important than others – ‘talent’. There is no human comparative advantage without talent. Talent doesn’t just happen. It is the result of a systematic programme of identification and enhancement”
Not only has Tapuae Roa identified that human capital is imperative to our regions success, international research models have identified creativity as a key skill for the future of work and the creative economy as a highly transformative and rapidly growing sector.
The future of innovation in Taranaki must involve the Creative Sectors. This is not only to deliver the training and environment for this growing sector to emerge and flourish hwere, but also to enhance the key pillars as explained in Tapuae Roa Strategy: “An identified ‘Emerging Sector’ is (IT/Design/Arts) – Significant role to play in the value chains of other sectors (Tapuae Roa pg 38).”