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Close links with global science will help NZ, prof says

New Zealand can gain significant health and economic benefits from fostering closer links between researchers studying human and animal genetics, University of Otago Prof Neil Gemmell says.

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IRL and maori investment group in commercial collaboration

Industrial Research Ltd and Fomana Capital, the investment arm of the Federation of Maori Authorities, have announced that they have signed a research partnership and commercialisation development accord.

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Danisco acquires equity stake in Crop & Food Research subsidiary

A huge milestone in the history of GraceLinc, the Crop & Food Research subsidiary company that produces and markets Glucagel™ , has been reached with the announcement by Danisco that it is acquiring an equity stake.

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Launch of AgResearch Professorial Chair in Systems Thinking and Practice

AgResearch and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) are to launch the AgResearch Chair in Systems Thinking and Practice at The University of Queensland.

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Collaboration to boost genomics

The University of Otago, Massey University and the University of Auckland have partnered with the Crown Institute AgResearch to create a national infrastructure for genomics research.

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Verenium and Scion awarded grant for Ethanol research

Grant will fund optimization and pilot-scale evaluation of pre-treatment and enzymatic processing technologies to make cellulosic ethanol from wood.

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Fossils reveal secrets of NZ history

A new study of New Zealand's climate 42 million years ago shows a greenhouse climate with warmer seas and little or no ice in Antarctica.

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AgResearch and Ancare Scientific announce collaboration

Ancare Scientific and AgResearch have combined to fund the further development of a technology that has the potential to increase milk production in dairy cattle.

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AgResearch extends international links

The signing of an agreement with the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) today further extended AgResearch’s network of key relationships with world-class R&D providers, says AgResearch Chief Executive Dr Andrew West.

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HortResearch and AgResearch join forces in food and human health science

HortResearch and AgResearch today announced their intention to explore a new level of scientific and technological collaboration in the fields of food, human nutrition and health.

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New Science

Don't treat soil like dirt ...

That's the message coming from a group of four Crown research institutes that have banded together for the Sustainable Land Use Research Initiative (Sluri).

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New Value

ESR and New Zealand Customs collaborate on border control

Crown Research Institute ESR and New Zealand Customs Service are increasing co-operation to enhance strategic and operational capabilities to control who and what crosses our borders.

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Major collaboration in food and biological research

Two of New Zealand’s leading research organisations, The University of Auckland and AgResearch, have announced a major new collaboration to improve human health through diet.

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New Centre for Reproduction and Genomics opens

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Keeping the natural goodness when scaling-up production

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Unique fabrics showcase NZ agri-science

Project Aho, the premier feature of ‘The Science of Farming’ exhibit at the National Fieldays, is a unique partnership between AgResearch, National Fieldays, University of Waikato and Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu and presents keynote research, ingenuity and clever marketing – all based on the sheep and the possum.

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British deal takes NZ savvy to world

A British company has signed up with Landcare Research to provide the measurement, management and certification steps of the carboNZero programme to about 30,000 clients in 23 countries.

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Rain puts dampener on Scion's experimental burns

Whilst most of New Zealand has been praying for rain this summer, Scion's fire researchers have had more than their fair share of it. Experimental burns taking place on Mount Torlesse in Canterbury have been plagued by bad weather, but despite this, useful information has been collected to help in the fight against wildfires.

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New business generated through trans-Tasman scientific collaboration

New Zealand and Australian scientists are delighted with the amount of business likely to be generated out of the AUSGRAINZ collaboration between CSIRO Plant Industry and Crop & Food Research.

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Forestry attracts major funding boost for research

A new entity known as Future Forests Research Ltd (FFR), formed by the New Zealand forest industry and Crown Research Institute, Scion, is driving a major expansion in forestry research activity. The exciting new industry/research partnership has attracted a funding commitment of over $20 million from Government and forest growers. This funding will enable more research into the role of plantation forestry in protecting the environment as well as generating economic wealth for New Zealand.

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Wave energy device hits the water

A new wave-energy device has been undergoing sea trials in Lyttleton Harbour, watched closely be designers from NIWA, IRL, & Power Projects Ltd.

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Subsidiaries, associates, joint ventures

  • Enviro-Mark Solutions
  • BioPacific Ventures
  • Biopolymer Network
  • National Land Resource Centre (NLRC)
  • VARNZ Ltd
  • EcoGene
  • Veritec
  • EnCoate
  • Clone International
  • Virtual Institute of Statistical Genetics
  • grasslanz
  • PhytaGro, Inc
  • Prevar
  • farmax
  • Atlastech
  • Grasslands Innovation