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Keeping the natural goodness when scaling-up production


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.


Flax surfboard very green


R&D key to business growth

Industrial Research helped an Auckland company become a world leader in its field thanks to funding from FRST's Technology for Business Growth scheme.


$1m Kiwi magnet attracts buyer

A $1 million superconductor with powerful magnetic forces has been designed and built by IRL in Wellington and sold to Australia.


007 chic will keep you safe in warzone

Looking for something chic yet functional to turn heads in a warzone? Look no further ...


Portable 'SuperEx' helps fast-track business

A portable extraction plant designed by IRL engineers, for on-site pilot production, should help fast-track New Zealand’s food and cosmetics industries.


Easy care wool shirts from AgResearch

In a world first, AgResearch scientists have developed a lightweight, pure wool machine washable shirting fabric that is made shrink resistant without the use of any chemicals and also has high natural stretch and a lively drape.


Collaboration builds total drug development pathway

Industrial Research is heralding the opening by the Prime Minister of


Million dollar hand scanner a gem of a idea

Computerised technology by Industrial Research's business unit, DeviceWorks, provides a realistic picture of a designer ring before it is made and is the key to new franchise ready to roll out this year.


Crown Research Institutes

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  • Plant and Food Research logo.
  • ESR logo. GNS Science logo.
  • Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua logo.
  • NIWA logo.
  • SCION logo.

Crown Agent

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Subsidiaries, associates, joint ventures

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