Tagged: Early stage science

Right…a way to crunch a business model from good research ideas - Stick

Peter Kerr Jun 17, 2015

Here’s an interesting innovation move, one to be applauded. It’s Startup Weekend Science and Research, in Wellington at Creative HQ from Friday July 3 to Sunday 5. Interesting because its the first time a non-digital (as such) Startup Weekend event’s been … Continue reading → … Read More

A picture’s worth a thousand words…or not in our case - Stick

Peter Kerr Dec 16, 2014

I’m a sucker for a good diagram – a picture’s worth a thousand words and all that jazz. So I thought I’d see what, if anything, came up in a search about New Zealand’s science and innovation system; diagram-wise. The … Continue reading → … Read More

Re-arranging science funding’s deck chairs - Stick

Peter Kerr Apr 09, 2014

Well, I guess you can’t have too many science funding bodies… An alert colleague pointed out a GETS call for applications for – Capability in Independent Research Organisations Funding. (GETS Reference: 41196) This fund is aimed at non-Crown Research Institutes, … Continue reading → … Read More

KiwiNet and the sell of commercialisation - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 26, 2013

There’s always something to learn at commercialisation workshops. KiwiNet, the group-hug of university and CRI commercialisation units held a Wellington-based forum around understanding customers. So, here’s couple of interesting bits and pieces from the day – of which I was … Continue reading → … Read More

Plenty of traps along the way for pest eradicators - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 29, 2013

No one ever said that creating and perfecting a resetting, toxin free pest trap was going to be easy. The guys at Goodnature would be the first to agree, but, 12,000 or so sold traps later, the Wellington company that … Continue reading → … Read More

Callaghan Innovation’s own goal? - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 30, 2013

Let’s call it an own goal eh. How else can we describe Callaghan Innovation Research Ltd’s (CIRL), effectively the old Industrial Research as subsumed into the new-ish entity, failure to obtain millions of dollars’ worth of research funding from the … Continue reading → … Read More

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

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

Problemsourcing initiative gets the academic once-over - Stick

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

Kickstarting a San Fran Bay school science rap promotion - Stick

Peter Kerr Mar 28, 2013

You obviously can’t keep a science rapper down. Tom McFadden, a Californian and Stanford biology lecturer among other things, completed a Masters in Science Communication at Otago University last year. Under a Fullbright Scholarship and the moniker ‘Rhymebsome’ he toured … Continue reading → … Read More