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    Growing a dynamic Pharma industry

    Douglas Pharmaceuticals has always invested in R&D but we helped the company reach the next level.

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    Curious Minds

    Funding available to help New Zealanders connect with science.

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    Te Pūnaha Hiringa: Māori Innovation Fund

    Te Pūnaha Hiringa: Māori Innovation Fund is a new $2 million per year fund which will...

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    2015 Science Investment Round

    Science Investment Plan and Smart Ideas RFP now available.

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  • Te Pūnaha seminar: The Challenge of Cross-Border Technology Commercialisation

    27 May 2015 @ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 15 Stout Street, Wellington

    In many ways the challenges Texas A&M University System face are similar to those faced by New Zealand public institutions. Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization make inventions market-ready from their remote location. The discussion will look at how the company works to overcome their location challenges, a challenge not dissimilar from that faced in this field in New Zealand. Reaching out to create new venture capital networks, entrepreneur networks, and spearheading an international commercialisation network are also among the topics that the seminar will address. 

  • Te Pūnaha Diversity, Novelty and Spillovers in Technological Innovation

    15 May 2015 @ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 15 Stout Street, Wellington

    Innovation is thought to be facilitated by the combination of diverse yet complementary knowledge inputs. Indeed, a recent study of more than two centuries of patents granted in the United States suggests that more than a half of all patented inventions in this period arose from the novel recombination of pre-existing technologies. In this talk I describe a technological proximity map based on thirty years of patent data that can be used to measure the diversity, novelty and complexity of national, regional and corporate patent portfolios.

  • Te Pūnaha seminar - Climate KIC and New Zealand

    06 May 2015 @ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 15 Stout Street, Wellington

    Climate-KIC is one of three Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) created in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The EIT is an EU body whose mission is to create sustainable growth. Climate-KIC supports this mission by addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation.

  • Te Pūnaha seminar - Delivering and evaluating impact for the Canadian horticultural industry at Vineland Research & Innovation Centre

    04 May 2015 @ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 15 Stout Street, Wellington

    The seminar will look at the impacts of research at the Vineland Research & Innovation Centre, an independent Canadian research organisation dedicated to horticultural science and innovation. Researchers in Applied Genomics, Consumer Insights, Production Systems and Engineering work together with a Business Development team to deliver innovative solutions that address the priority needs of Canada’s horticulture industry.

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