Tagged: Prototyping

If we build it, will they come…..MakerSpace takes a punt - Stick

Peter Kerr Jun 26, 2012

If we build it, will they come…….is one of many thoughts swirling in the active minds of Wellington MakerSpace founders, Nick Taylor and Lee Bennett. The two, whose backgrounds sweep across coding, making (for Peter Jackson), creating and being socially/societally … Continue reading → … Read More

Product development….no place for the faint hearted - Stick

Peter Kerr May 31, 2012

Some interesting thoughts on product development at a gathering-cum-lecture at Victoria University’s School of Design. Now there’s almost entire libraries devoted into taking an idea through the design and product development process – so compressing theory and practice into just … Continue reading → … Read More

One place to access everything digital takes off its training wheels — Unified Inbox - Stick

Peter Kerr May 29, 2012

When you simply state the idea of having one place where all forms of contact – email, Facebook, Twitter, text and others – end up in one place for reading and responding to, it sounds an eminently sensible thing to … Continue reading → … Read More

Venture Solutions operates in commercialisation’s ‘no-man’s-land’ - Stick

Peter Kerr May 24, 2012

The untitled head of nine month old Venture Solutions Ltd recently and reluctantly agreed to put up a website advertising its services. Grant Marris’s reluctance is warranted. Operating in the ‘no-man’s-land’ between the (often backyard) inventor and other types of … Continue reading → … Read More

Kiwi battery technology charged up on green car opportunities - Stick

Peter Kerr May 10, 2012

By guest blogger, Imogen Reed Congratulations are due to UC’s Dr John Abrahamson (Chemical and Process Engineering) and Christchurch company ArcActive who recently won one of three prestigious awards at the April 2012 CleanEquity Conference in Monaco. The award, for … Continue reading → … Read More

‘Do the deals’ commercialisers told — KiwiNet - Stick

Peter Kerr May 08, 2012

The recent KiwiNet group hug in Wellington showed the value of having a dealmaker come salesman attitude when it comes to commercialisation. KiwiNet is the collective commercialisation arms of eight CRIs and universities – combining knowhow and networks and providing … Continue reading → … Read More

Aquaflow plays its bargaining chips smartly - Stick

Peter Kerr May 03, 2012

One of the more interesting aspects of Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation’s deal with CRI Catalyst Company of the USA, is having bargaining chips or cards in your hand. Last September Marlborough-based Aquaflow announced a partnership of its wild-algae biofuel generating technology … 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

Coarse wool’s new course weaving a different path - Stick

Peter Kerr Mar 27, 2012

New Zealand’s forgotten fibre’s doing its best to get itself off the mat. Coarse wool’s course over the past five decades has been almost unremittingly down – both in price and perception. There’s been numerous, mostly ill-fated, attempts to reverse … Continue reading → … Read More