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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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Change by chance, by design or by stealth – Callaghan Innovation’s ‘birth’ far from democratic


Hypothetically speaking, say we’re all on the same page and all wanting more to happen around the innovation space – you know, spend $X here and see a clear $Yreturn there. Say too there’s been a suggestion for an Advanced … 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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The Patents Bill: Please leave it alone until the super ministry is sorted


Guest blog by Doug Calhoun The new Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, which will combine Economic Development, Science and Innovation, Labour, and Building and Housing, attracted the usual headlines about job losses and efficiency dividends: (see here). But beyond … Continue reading

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Give us something simple Steven, and also create an S&I council


As one who cut his business teeth in commercial radio, super-minister Steven Joyce will know better than most about the importance of appealing to peoples’ hearts and minds. Now, Mr Joyce may be formulating a super science and innovation plan … Continue reading

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Labour lobs science and innovation agenda at National – watch out Steven Joyce!


Among the (little) talk of Labour’s shadow cabinet line-up, one small fact’s escaped general notice. New Opposition leader David Shearer has retained the Science & Innovation portfolio. Excellent. This is the first time since the 1930s that either the Prime … Continue reading

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