Tagged: collaboration

So, tell me why we shouldn’t be global custodians of responsible pastoralism? - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 04, 2012

(This is a copy of a new blog, pasture Harmonies, which can be found at www.pastureharmonies.org) The purpose of this blog discussion is to debate whether New Zealand Inc should become global custodians of responsible pastoralism. It is test the … Continue reading → … Read More

A Wellington and Auckland commercialisation hand-holding proposal more than it seems - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 20, 2011

It’s flown a bit under the radar, and the two organisations will in theory have identified their preferred collaboration model by the end of the year. But, the announcement earlier this month that Industrial Research and UniServices (the University of … Continue reading → … Read More

The New Zealand Innovation Ecosystem Map - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Apr 14, 2011

Ten days ago we released a map of New Zealand’s largest inventor network using Google Earth to geo-locate the inventors in New Zealand. The map revealed some interesting connections between companies and public sector research organisations that at first sight may have seemed unrelated. It also showed that Kiwi inventors are collaborating across the country, with Auckland well connected … Read More

New Approach to Research by Pharmaceutical Company - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Dec 05, 2010

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has recently revealed that it forming a network of academic collaborators in order to expedite the process of turning basic science research into biologic based drugs. One of its collaborators is the University of California, San Francisco, which will receive up to $85 million (US) during the five year partnership. Pfizer will open labs near the UCSF … Read More

The story of the MacDiarmid Institute - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Jul 23, 2010

In my job as deputy director of the MacDiarmid Institute, I regularly get to recount the story behind our Institute to all sorts of visitors.  Last week I hosted a group of US scientists on Wednesday and a small Iranian science and technology delegation on Thursday.  On Thursday this week I had the opportunity to introduce some of the … Read More

Scientific collaboration within Australasian cities - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Apr 26, 2010

Does scientific collaboration depend on city size?  And if it does, are smaller cities with fewer institutions and fewer scientists more collaborative?  Or do bigger cities with more specialisation and more opportunities for interaction support more collaboration? To get at this question, I looked at scientific papers published in 2009 listed in the Thompson … Read More

How the US lost its lead in science and technology - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Jan 15, 2010

Having bailed out Wall Street last year, the US is now looking for new industries to kick start its economy. However, many observers feel that the US may have squandered its technological lead over the rest of the world:  the US trade balance in high technology products has fallen steadily into the red over the last decade, from US$5.3bn in … Read More