Tagged: IRL

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

Callaghan Innovation to reveal its scientists’ fate today? - Stick

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

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

Officiating our way to an ATI totally the wrong policy - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 08, 2012

Now everyone wants to see the Advanced Technology Institute set up and thriving. This ranges from the ATI’s establishment board, to science minister Steven Joyce, to (about to be reformed) IRL, to the CRI and university scientists and commercialisers, to … 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

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

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

At last, a kick along for high tech and niche manufacturing - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 08, 2011

For a large number of New Zealanders, and (also unfortunately) the media, the announcement of a high-tech transformation of the science sector will be a “so what” experience. For those looking for science and innovation led means to improve the … Continue reading → … Read More

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