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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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Problemsourcing initiative gets the academic once-over


Open innovation and crowdsourcing are two relatively recent ways of finding solutions to (often) technical challenges experienced by companies. There’s particular issues which need resolving when using the power of the crowd; along with the hope that someone has a … Continue reading

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Officiating our way to an ATI totally the wrong policy


Now everyone wants to see the Advanced Technology Institute set up and thriving. This ranges from the ATI’s establishment board, to science minister Steven Joyce, to (about to be reformed) IRL, to the CRI and university scientists and commercialisers, to … Continue reading

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Dear ATI Establishment Board,


Welcome to the gig. You have an interesting (to say the least) and challenging brief to frame up the Advanced Technology Institute (your terms of reference will be most enlightening). I do worry though when I hear rumours of outside … Continue reading

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Roll up, roll up, the ATI’s going to be bigger than Ben Hur


Well, isn’t the Advanced Technology Institute going to be an all singing, all dancing affair. At least that’s what the cabinet paper proposes. For a strategic move that has major implications for New Zealand’s thin innovation ecosystem, there’s been remarkably … Continue reading

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An ATI set to fly…..like a turkey


If rumours are to be believed, the Advanced Technology Institute, is to be established as a separate crown entity. The ATI is meant to be a hi-tech, engineering-oriented link between science and industry to boost New Zealand high value manufacturing … Continue reading

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Fantastic; more faffing around for an Advanced Technology Institute


Oh great – yes the May 24 budget announcement has $178 million allocated over five years for the evolution of Industrial Research into an Advanced Technology Institute. But buried in the numbers (page 108, here) is a huge reason to … Continue reading

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‘Release the hounds’ Mr Joyce – let IRL get on with becoming an ATI


There’s so many ways to say aagghhh, what the hell is going on, that it is difficult to know where to start. But, it is nearly six months since John Key (no less) announced the high-tech transformation of the science … Continue reading

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