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Product development….no place for the faint hearted

Peter Kerr May 31, 2012

Some interesting thoughts on product development at a gathering-cum-lecture at Victoria University’s School of Design. Now there’s almost entire libraries devoted into taking an idea through the design and product development process – so compressing theory and practice into just … Continue reading → … Read More

One place to access everything digital takes off its training wheels — Unified Inbox

Peter Kerr May 29, 2012

When you simply state the idea of having one place where all forms of contact – email, Facebook, Twitter, text and others – end up in one place for reading and responding to, it sounds an eminently sensible thing to … Continue reading → … Read More

Venture Solutions operates in commercialisation’s ‘no-man’s-land’

Peter Kerr May 24, 2012

The untitled head of nine month old Venture Solutions Ltd recently and reluctantly agreed to put up a website advertising its services. Grant Marris’s reluctance is warranted. Operating in the ‘no-man’s-land’ between the (often backyard) inventor and other types of … Continue reading → … Read More

‘Negative know-how’, one way to make money from so-called failure — KiwiNet

Peter Kerr May 17, 2012

‘Negative know-how’ was a fantastic idea thrown up at the KiwiNet commercialisation forum in Wellington on May 2. Kate Wilson was talking to about 100 people actively trying to kick university or CRI ideas into life. It refers to keeping … Continue reading → … Read More

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Kiwi battery technology charged up on green car opportunities

Peter Kerr May 10, 2012

By guest blogger, Imogen Reed Congratulations are due to UC’s Dr John Abrahamson (Chemical and Process Engineering) and Christchurch company ArcActive who recently won one of three prestigious awards at the April 2012 CleanEquity Conference in Monaco. The award, for … Continue reading → … Read More

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‘Do the deals’ commercialisers told — KiwiNet

Peter Kerr May 08, 2012

The recent KiwiNet group hug in Wellington showed the value of having a dealmaker come salesman attitude when it comes to commercialisation. KiwiNet is the collective commercialisation arms of eight CRIs and universities – combining knowhow and networks and providing … Continue reading → … Read More

Aquaflow plays its bargaining chips smartly

Peter Kerr May 03, 2012

One of the more interesting aspects of Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation’s deal with CRI Catalyst Company of the USA, is having bargaining chips or cards in your hand. Last September Marlborough-based Aquaflow announced a partnership of its wild-algae biofuel generating technology … Continue reading → … Read More

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

Peter Kerr May 01, 2012

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 → … Read More

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