Government, the private sector and scientists have struggled to fully harness the contribution of Māori values and people in science and technological development. Yet Māori have a long history of entrepreneurship and innovation, based on ancestral
science and technology (matauranga). We now must draw on this history as we navigate futures for Aotearoa.
This book brings together writing on the big questions about the role of Māori, tikanga and matauranga in shaping science and technological innovation. Written by Māori from
diverse disciplines, this book explores the potential for novel approaches, theories, methods and community engagement models in science and technology programmes. It calls for increased participation, initiative and leadership from Māori and presents the views of leading Māori thinkers on what technology and science mean for the future.