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CRIs provide cornerstone science

Statements of core purpose for CRIs set out a clear role for each.


Scientist recognised for contribution to kiwifruit

Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Ross Ferguson has been awarded the Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to the scientific knowledge of kiwifruit.


IRL engineer recognised with Cooper Medal

IRL Research Engineer Marcus King has been awarded the Cooper Medal for his leading work in rehabilitation science, resulting in systems to assist rehabilitation for people with disabilities.


Science and innovation building the economy

Applications for the new Technology Transfer Voucher are now open.


R&D schemes set scene to boost science

IRL Chief Executive Shaun Coffey has applauded the introduction of the Technology Transfer Voucher funding scheme announced recently by the Government but says the country as a whole can do more.


ESR congratulates former forensic GM on winning major award

The excellent work and commitment of Wayne Chisnall to forensic science in New Zealand has been recognised by the prestigious inaugural John Harber Phillips Award.


Scientist earns rare degree at Waikato graduation

Rod White, an expert in temperature measurement at Industrial Research Ltd has been awarded a rare Doctor of Science degree by Waikato University.


New Industry and Outreach Fellowships

IRL is offering five Industry Research and Outreach Fellowships; each is


Help getting good ideas to fly

A new dollar-for-dollar programme designed to assist businesses to get products to market with much lower development costs has recently been launched by IRL.


Mont Liggins: NZ hero and mentor

Sir Graham ‘Mont’ Liggins who died on 24 August was an outstanding medical scientist, with a global reputation, says PMCSA.


New Science

New Value

IRL strengthens financial position

Industrial Research Ltd (IRL) has strengthened its financial position despite a challenging external operating environment, says Chief Executive Shaun Coffey.


Plant & Food Research scientist wins international award

Plant & Food Research scientist, Susan Gardiner, has received the ASHS Outstanding International Horticulturist Award from the American Society for Horticultural Science.


Queen honours New Zealand scientists

Queen’s honours raise profile for value of New Zealand science


R&D spend rises to $2.14 billion

Research and development spending reached $2.14 billion in the year to September 2009, up 17 per cent from the amount spent two years earlier, Statistics New Zealand says


What's your problem NZ?

Your company could win up to $1 million in research and development services in IRL's new nationwide competition 'What’s your problem NZ?'. To view more information and see the terms and conditions visit the competition website.


AgResearch snuggles into wool

AgResearch is buying a majority shareholding in Covita Ltd and a minority holding in Paraco Ltd from Wool Equities.


Agricultural research fund is huge boost...

... needs to allow transformational as well as incremental steps, says Science New Zealand.


New fund will boost innovation

Crop & Food Research CEO Mark Ward has welcomed the Government's announcement today of the NZ Fast Forward fund, saying that it will ultimately drive food exports and so provide added impetus for New Zealand's continued economic transformation.


University of Otago - AgResearch Centre Head Appointed

A top New Zealand scientist has been chosen to lead a new joint AgResearch and University of Otago centre pursuing reproduction and genomics research.


New senior economist joins Landcare Research team

Dr Suzie Greenhalgh has joined the Crown Research Institute Landcare Research as a senior economist. Her work will include helping develop market-based mechanisms for ecosystem services (the free environmental functions that nature provides).


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