Tagged: Early stage science

If Callaghan Innovation is the answer – remind me again what was the question? - Stick

Peter Kerr Dec 14, 2012

Well, surely I’m not the only one surprised that what was to be the establishment of an Advanced Technology Institute – or a supercharged IRL – somewhat on the model of Taiwan’s ITRI, is instead going to end up as … Continue reading → … Read More

Callaghan Innovation – time for a concrete and practical illustration of its intent - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 22, 2012

OK, now that we have the naming of the Advanced Technology Institute out of the way, and its genesis to Callaghan Innovation has been carried out, it’s time to move on from the warm fuzzies. The thinking behind the new … Continue reading → … Read More

Come on ATI, tell us what you’re thinking – please! - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 15, 2012

Those of us who care about creating more national wealth through better commercialisation, innovation and implementation by leveraging our science capability really want to see the Advanced Technology Institute succeed. The ATI will be, after all, an important stepping stone … Continue reading → … Read More

If we imagine beyond the actuality of how we produce…. - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 16, 2012

This post also appears at www.pastureharmonies.org Science has served New Zealand agriculture extremely well. It should and needs to do so in the future. It is also that pragmatic rationale approach that has delivered and developed a wonderfully integrated on-farm … Continue reading → … Read More

ATI Establishment Board role far bigger than most people realise - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 27, 2012

For something that has the extremely important job of kicking along (on an NZ Inc basis) the never simple endeavour of turning of an idea into income, the Advanced Technology Institute’s Establishment Board has so far operated very below the … Continue reading → … Read More

A suggestion for the ATI EB…..and a ‘to note’ - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 23, 2012

With the makeup and function of the Advanced Technology Institute Establishment Board recently made public; dispensing a suggestion is decidedly easy before they get a huge job underway. So, on that front, assuming the ATI’s brief is relatively wide ranging, … Continue reading → … Read More

Dear ATI Establishment Board, - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 16, 2012

Welcome to the gig. You have an interesting (to say the least) and challenging brief to frame up the Advanced Technology Institute (your terms of reference will be most enlightening). I do worry though when I hear rumours of outside … Continue reading → … Read More

An ATI set to fly…..like a turkey - Stick

Peter Kerr Jul 10, 2012

If rumours are to be believed, the Advanced Technology Institute, is to be established as a separate crown entity. The ATI is meant to be a hi-tech, engineering-oriented link between science and industry to boost New Zealand high value manufacturing … Continue reading → … Read More

Know and figure out ‘pain points’ before any commercialisation – KiwiNet - Stick

Peter Kerr Jun 28, 2012

Market validation, before the really expensive part of idea commercialisation, was Duncan Ledwith’s message to KiwiNet people. What pain point do you address was his rhetoric question put to university and CRI commercialisation people at a recent Wellington forum? The … Continue reading → … Read More