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Magritek looking to be less lonely

Peter Kerr Jul 23, 2013

I had the pleasure of catching up with Magritek last week when it announced a new cornerstone shareholder in Wellington-based private equity investor Rangatira. It is an opportunity for Magritek to up its sales and marketing effort around its relatively … Continue reading → … Read More

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

Peter Kerr Jul 11, 2013

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 → … Read More

Callaghan Innovation to reveal its scientists’ fate today?

Peter Kerr Jul 09, 2013

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 → … Read More

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Mapping NZ’s startup ecosystem – An Aussie beats us to the punch!

Peter Kerr Jun 18, 2013

Have a look at this, and click through the link that goes with it. You’ll find this Startup Ecosystem Mindmeister map by Phil Morle, fascinating (well probably). It provides a pretty good overview of everything New Zealand for innovation and … Continue reading → … Read More

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Technology Transfer Vouchers go the way of the dinosaurs

Peter Kerr Jun 13, 2013

Dave Guerin runs a blog and a paid subscription model for Education Insider – essentially an education everything at the tertiary and beyond level. He keeps a super-close eye on legislation, comings and goings, controversy…..and government budget announcements. Dave reads … Continue reading → … Read More

Lightning Lab startups ask – ‘where’s the money’?

Peter Kerr May 21, 2013

Lightning Lab 2013 saw nine startups pitch their digital products to would-be investors last week, seeking expansion capital for ideas that 12 weeks before mostly existed on paper. The Wellington Demo Day saw highly polished presentations, with clear development plans … Continue reading → … Read More

Problemsourcing initiative gets the academic once-over

Peter Kerr Apr 24, 2013

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 → … Read More

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