Tagged: Science policy

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

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

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

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

Additional to the NZ Science Challenges - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 01, 2013

As others at sciblogs have noted (two links), the National Science Challenges and their funding were announced midday today. I’d like to quickly highlight a few items not in the science challenges, as noted in the Report of the National Science Challenges (PDF file) under section 12: Other points the Panel wishes to bring to Government’s attention. 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

Open access good for businesses too - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 21, 2013

Open-access publishing is discussed throughout science and science-writing circles. These initiatives aim to encourage wide-spread open access (free) for the scientific literature, so that anyone who might fit it of use can get a hold of the material. Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported on the European Commission moving towards open-access, citing a reason that … Read More