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The Kiwi innovation space is starting to look awfully crowded


Is it just me, or is the innovation/commercialisation space looking awfully crowded and confused these days? Sure, we like to think we’re (NZ Inc) inventive and entrepreneurial. But there seem to be more entities out there offering innovation (and I … Continue reading

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A hidden gem in Callaghan Innovation’s business case?


Callaghan Innovation’s business case came out a week before Christmas among a flurry of keep it under the radar government documents released about the same time. (Ironically, the business case appeared a couple of hours after sticK commented that it … Continue reading

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Callaghan Innovation’s evolution gets curiouser and curiouser


The analogy of Alice in Wonderland, and curiouser and curiouser comes to mind with Callaghan Innovation. That and a type of ennui as the 14-months-in-existence Crown Agent struggles to come into life. Firstly, rumour has it (from a number of … Continue reading

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Callaghan Innovation’s own goal?


Let’s call it an own goal eh. How else can we describe Callaghan Innovation Research Ltd’s (CIRL), effectively the old Industrial Research as subsumed into the new-ish entity, failure to obtain millions of dollars’ worth of research funding from the … Continue reading

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We’re no closer to a national SETD plan, strategy, attack – call it what you will


Taking a further opportunity to look at Callaghan Innovation’s Statement of Intent, it begs further questions relating to our country’s overall Research, Science and Technology spend. (Or, to further broaden it, our Science, Engineering, Technology and Design [SETD led innovation]). … Continue reading

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Callaghan Innovation taxis to the start(up) of the commercialisation runway


At last we have something concrete on what Callaghan Innovation may look like. Here it is folks, CI’s Statement of Intent. It’s been a long time coming, but, moving forward, what’s the vehicle to be created? CI has a mission … Continue reading

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Callaghan Innovation to reveal its scientists’ fate today?


Well, only about a year after a whole process started, the chemists, physicists, mathematicians and engineers of Callaghan Innovation, the old IRL, find out more about their fate today. Whether, or how, they fit under CI’s as yet undisclosed form … Continue reading

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Where’s Callaghan Innovation’s business plan……because while we wait nothing happens?


Now that Steven Joyce has fixed (or not) the Novopay teachers’ pay debacle, perhaps he’d like to turn his attention back to Callaghan Innovation. Remember that minister – the commercialisation entity (however loosely you want to define it) created as … Continue reading

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National Science Challenge winners underwhelm


There’s only one word really to describe the winners of the National Science Challenge – ‘wow’ writ small. Or, perhaps it is just me that is completely underwhelmed by the announcement of 10 research areas that can comfortably be binned … Continue reading

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Callaghan Innovation – building the plane while they fly it


There’s a term that’s particularly loved by IT-oriented start-ups, ‘building the plane while you’re flying it’. The business case put forward for and by Callaghan Innovation doesn’t use the term. However, that’s what I interpret from the ‘Purpose of this … Continue reading

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