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Inaugural CRI science awards

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on November 10th, 2017.

Science New Zealand, the body that represents the country’s seven Crown Research Institutes (CRIs), hosted its inaugural national awards at Parliament last night. It’s been a week of celebration for the research institutes, which have been celebrating 25 years since the inception of the CRIs. Its conference on Thursday included addresses by new Minister for […]

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Dominion Post: Scientists need to be entrepreneurs

Peter Griffin posted in on September 29th, 2009.

Opinion piece in the Dominion Post by Godfrey Bridger, a business consultant, Foundation for Research, Science and Technology reviewer and a former Crown Research Institute science manager. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Businesspeople are unlikely to become scientists, but scientists can become businesspeople. “Therefore business managers should mentor scientists to take greater control and […]

Briefing papers reveal snapshot of CRIs’ financial health

Peter Griffin posted in on December 15th, 2008.

The new minister for research, science and technology, Dr Wayne Mapp, wasn’t joking earlier in the month when he said “a fire hose of information” had been blasted at him in his first 10 days in the new job. The briefing papers, released under the Official Information Act contain a lot of information, but give […]

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