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Ten year target to boost research & development – Expert reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on October 25th, 2017.

The Labour-New Zealand First coalition will undertake to increase spending on research & development to 2% of GDP over ten years, according to the agreement released yesterday. New Zealand’s level of gross spending on R&D is currently 1.3%, according to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), lagging the OECD average of 2.4%. Labour’s own R&D […]

Dr Mary Quin – New Zealander of the Year

John Kerr posted in on December 15th, 2014.

The New Zealand Herald has named Dr Mary Quin, Chief Executive of Callaghan Innovation, as their New Zealander of the year (jointly with cricketer, Brendon McCullum). An excerpt from the New Zealand Herald (read in full here): Sitting in a military helicopter after a kidnapping and shoot-out in Yemen, Mary Quin stared at the bodies […]

Callaghan Innovation on Nine to Noon – Radio NZ

John Kerr posted in on March 14th, 2013.

On Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon show, Mary Wilson probes the government’s fledgling scientific Crown Entity, Callaghan Innovation, seeking responses to a number of criticisms levelled at the organisation. interviewees include Sue Suckling, chair of the board of the Callaghan Innovation and Prof Michael Kelly from Cambridge University. You can listen to audio below.

Pattrick Smellie on Callaghan Innovation

John Kerr posted in on March 8th, 2013.

In the latest issue of Idealog Pattrick Smellie takes a critical look at the history and current state of Callaghan Innovation. An excerpt (read in full here): Good luck, Callaghan Innovation. You’ll need it The idea behind Callaghan Innovation is good but the way it has burst forth has been slow, bureaucratic, and  politically compromised. According […]

Innovation special feature – NZ Herald

Dacia Herbulock posted in on February 26th, 2013.

Fran O’Sullivan, Selwyn Pellett and Peter Griffin examine recent changes to the science, technology and innovation sector in a special feature section in today’s NZ Herald. An excerpt: “If you want to lift the wealth of New Zealanders you have to actually catalyse more innovation,” [Minister Steven Joyce] stresses. “That’s not just better widgets. It’s […]

Callaghan Innovation launched – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on February 1st, 2013.

Callaghan Innovation, the new “high-tech HQ” aiming to bolster the economic impact of the government’s science and research investment, officially launched today at a breakfast event in Auckland.  The new Crown Agency will aim to “help get New Zealand’s most innovative ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace more quickly,” according to background on the Ministry […]

Tech Institute to be named ‘Callaghan Innovation’

John Kerr posted in on November 15th, 2012.

The Advance Technology Institute currently being established by the government will be called Callaghan Innovation, in honour of the late Physicist Prof Sir Paul Callaghan. Speaking at a function at Parliament last night, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce said naming the new Advanced Technology Institute after the late Sir Paul Callaghan was recognition of […]

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