Tagged: university

Prime Minister as prime innovator — get going on #13 - Stick

Peter Kerr Dec 01, 2011

We probably shouldn’t be surprised that amongst all the next to ‘do’s’ from the incoming National-led government, the one with the greatest potential to be a game changer, has been ignored by most of the media. Issues of teapots are … Continue reading → … Read More

Time to read fine print of manuka research project specs - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 03, 2011

The puller-togetherer of the Manuka Research Partnership Ltd is reading the fine print of the Primary Growth Partnership contract with MAF. Neil Walker has no inside knowledge on whether the consortium’s biggest player, Comvita, will or won’t get taken over … Continue reading → … Read More

Plastics CoE remolds itself into a Polymer Alliance - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 01, 2011

Fittingly, the plastics industry seems to be on the verge of remolding itself and its centre of excellence. This time, for an activity that is known as an ‘enabling industry’, hopefully the model and structure is got right. As a … Continue reading → … Read More

A Wellington and Auckland commercialisation hand-holding proposal more than it seems - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 20, 2011

It’s flown a bit under the radar, and the two organisations will in theory have identified their preferred collaboration model by the end of the year. But, the announcement earlier this month that Industrial Research and UniServices (the University of … Continue reading → … Read More

High level ‘innovation’ thinking receives scant attention - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 04, 2011

At last, some slightly solid thinking about the innovation part of our economy. Sir Peter Gluckman’s under-reported speech on the ‘Globalisation of science: New Zealand’s R&D direction’ is the first tentative indication of some higher level views on how we … Continue reading → … Read More

Changes afoot at the University of Canterbury - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds May 31, 2011

Yesterday, the Christchurch Press published an article describing changes that Vice Chancellor Rod Carr had in mind, which would be introduced at the University of Canterbury in order to increase student enrolments while preserving the quality of enrolments. These include: Higher enrolment standards to stop Canterbury from becoming “the University of Last resort.” $6 million dollars towards 1000 merit scholarships to … Read More