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Sir Paul Callaghan’s legacy

John Kerr posted in on March 26th, 2012.

A opinion article by technology writer Pat Pilcher highlights the challenge that “scientific rock star” Sir Paul Callaghan has left for New Zealand society. An excerpt (read in full here): Sir Paul’s legacy: invest in the future Sir Paul Callaghan’s passing marks a very sad moment not only for New Zealanders now, but also […]

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NZ Herald: Rick Boven – NZ poor at transforming science into business

Peter Griffin posted in on September 30th, 2009.

Rick Boven, director of the privately funded think-tank the New Zealand Institute, argues that New Zealand must improve its ability to generate, and commercialise, innovative research if it is to prosper in the future. New Zealand performs poorly compared with other advanced economies in terms of its ‘innovations drivers’, which according to the World Economic […]

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