Tagged: Prototyping

Non-success gets a deserved recognition - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 24, 2013

A thumbs up to Lightning Lab and Wellington’s Creative HQ for celebrating non-success. That, quite deliberately, is different from describing the five of the nine companies which went through LL’s 12 week accelerator programme as failures. Earlier in the year, … Continue reading → … Read More

Primary industry mobile tech forum draws the digerati - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 20, 2013

Numbers tell a story on their own. And the fact that over 220 attendees ponyed up at the Mobile Tech Summit 2013 in Wellington on August 7 & 8 underscores the message that our natural resources aren’t as old-hat as … 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

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

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

Technology Transfer Vouchers go the way of the dinosaurs - Stick

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

Software Patents: the Difference between Excluding Computer Programs as Such and Excluding Computer Programs as Such - Stick

Peter Kerr May 23, 2013

By guest blogger Doug Calhoun The Patents Bill has had a tortuous ride through Parliament – to say the least. Introduced in 2008, it was reviewed by a select committee in 2009 and reported back in March 2010. In September … 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

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