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Video fingerprinting for border control sees $25,000 award from KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund

Video fingerprinting for border control sees $25,000 award from KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund

The grant is enabling Dr Monahan, with a PhD in ultrafast spectroscopy, to develop a prototype handheld device that can rapidly scan passengers and other items in real time to identify prohibited items.
29 March 2017
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Young researcher developing ‘Squish’ treatment for strawberry birthmarks supported by KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund

Young researcher developing ‘Squish’ treatment for strawberry birthmarks supported by KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund

Final year PhD student Sean Mackay from Otago University has received $25,000 grant to aid the development of ‘Squish’, a targeted treatment for strawberry birthmarks which affects approximately 1 in 10 infants.
09 December 2016
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Scientist developing ‘Hot Lime’ to boost greenhouse yields advances with $25,000 KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund grant

Scientist developing ‘Hot Lime’ to boost greenhouse yields advances with $25,000 KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund grant

Dr.Vlatko Materić, a researcher at Callaghan Innovation and founder of Hot Lime Labs, is developing a CO2 capture material which can significantly boost glasshouse vegetable and flower yields.
28 November 2016
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KiwiNet appoints new CEO to lead the transformation of New Zealand’s science into economic success

KiwiNet appoints new CEO to lead the transformation of New Zealand’s science into economic success

A new champion of research commercialisation, Dr James Hutchinson, has taken the helm of KiwiNet - New Zealand’s national network of universities and Crown Research Institutes working together to take great science discoveries to market.
24 November 2016
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Scientist developing software to help children with autism communicate receives $25000 grant

Scientist developing software to help children with autism communicate receives $25000 grant

Christchurch scientist Dr Swati Gupta has received a $25,000 boost to further develop her revolutionary tool Talk With Me, a high-tech software based communication training platform for children with Autism.
17 November 2016
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CloudSpec innovator receives $25,000 boost from KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund for new spectroscopy instrument

CloudSpec innovator receives $25,000 boost from KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund for new spectroscopy instrument

Wellington physicist Brendan Darby has received a $25,000 grant from the KiwiNet Emerging Innovator fund to assess the impact of CloudSpec, a new technology that has the potential to change the way industry analyses ‘cloudy’ solutions.
06 October 2016
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Alzheimers research project receives $392000 KiwiNet PreSeed investment

Alzheimers research project receives $392000 KiwiNet PreSeed investment

A research project to advance a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease led by scientists from Victoria University of Wellington has been awarded $392,000 from KiwiNet's PreSeed Accelerator Fund.
01 August 2016
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Otago scientist inspired by nature awarded $25,000 from KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund

Otago scientist inspired by nature awarded $25,000 from KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund

Dr Greg Walker, Senior Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Otago, has received a $25,000 grant from the KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund to aid his mission to protect our crops from pests without using harmful chemicals.
28 July 2016
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NZ’s best and brightest mathematicians combine power to solve industry challenges

NZ’s best and brightest mathematicians combine power to solve industry challenges

Successfully implemented in more than 20 countries worldwide, Mathematics-in-Industry intensive week-long workshops offer a collaborative environment for mathematicians across the country to solve problems arising in industry. Scientists participate from a range of mathematical disciplines such as dynamical systems, statistics, and operational research.
07 July 2016
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2016 KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards winners showcase science powering business innovation

2016 KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards winners showcase science powering business innovation

Winners of the fourth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards, designed to celebrate commercialisation success within New Zealand’s universities and Crown Research Institutes, were announced at a reception in Auckland last night.
01 July 2016
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KiwiNet receives $10 million PreSeed investment to turn science into business innovation success

KiwiNet receives $10 million PreSeed investment to turn science into business innovation success

The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) has received $10.3 million of new investment over the next three years, under a new allocation of Government PreSeed investment, to help transform cutting edge science into commercial reality.
29 June 2016
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Nano-scale material like ‘magnetic play-dough’ sees researcher awarded $20,000 from KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund

Nano-scale material like ‘magnetic play-dough’ sees researcher awarded $20,000 from KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund

Dr Jérôme Leveneur, a researcher in the Environment and Materials division of GNS Science’s National Isotope Centre, has been awarded $20,000 from the KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund to further develop a new nano-scale magnetic material.
09 June 2016
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KiwiNet welcomes Government's increased support for PreSeed Accelerator Fund

KiwiNet welcomes Government's increased support for PreSeed Accelerator Fund

KiwiNet enthusiastically welcomes the announcement by Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Business Innovation and Employment to boost funding into the commercialisation of publicly funded research by $12 million over the next 4 years.
16 May 2016
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2016 KiwiNet Awards finalists showcase clever science driving business innovation

2016 KiwiNet Awards finalists showcase clever science driving business innovation

Twelve innovative researchers and cutting edge research commercialisation projects have been selected as finalists for the fourth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards, designed to celebrate commercialisation success within New Zealand’s universities and Crown Research Institutes
12 May 2016
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Baldwins backs KiwiNet in transforming innovative research into NZ’s cutting edge businesses

Baldwins backs KiwiNet in transforming innovative research into NZ’s cutting edge businesses

“Universities and Crown Research Institutes are the engine room of innovation and IP generation in New Zealand. We see our partnership with KiwiNet as a fantastic opportunity to support these organisations.”
27 January 2016
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Developer of 'biological electronic nose' sensor announced as first recipient of KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund

Developer of 'biological electronic nose' sensor announced as first recipient of KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund

Dr Andrew Kralicek, a researcher at Plant & Food Research, has been named the first recipient of a $20,000 award from the KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund for his biosensor which acts like a powerful electronic nose.
17 December 2015
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Government PreSeed investment transforming the way Kiwi Science gets to market

Government PreSeed investment transforming the way Kiwi Science gets to market

An independent review released today on the impact of the first ten years of the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) PreSeed Accelerator Fund shows more publicly funded science discoveries are getting to market.
08 October 2015
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KiwiNet secures 3 year funding from MBIE for research commercialisation

KiwiNet secures 3 year funding from MBIE for research commercialisation

KiwiNet has received a substantial vote of confidence with a further 3 year funding contract from The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment under The Commercialisation Partner Network (CPN).
25 June 2015
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KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards 2015 winners announced

KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards 2015 winners announced

Winners of the third annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards were announced in Auckland last night, celebrating success within New Zealand’s universities and Crown Research Institutes. Around 250 people attended the Awards reception to bring together the people and technologies changing the research commercialisation landscape in New Zealand.
18 June 2015
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National Radio: Kim Hill interview with Graeme Wakehttp://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player/201758296

Graeme Wake: maths, crime, laundry and education. Professor Emeritus of Industrial Mathematics at Massey University, and leader of the new Mathematics-in-Industry NZ group, which is getting a hundred mathematical scientists to brainstorm real-world problems from six companies.
13 June 2015
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Kiwi mathematicians converging to solve tough industry challenges

Kiwi mathematicians converging to solve tough industry challenges

The combined power of New Zealand’s best and brightest mathematicians will be harnessed to solve significant business challenges at New Zealand’s first Mathematics-in-Industry event.
10 May 2015
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KiwiNet welcomes GNS Science as a shareholding partner

KiwiNet welcomes GNS Science as a shareholding partner

GNS Science look to increase research commercialisation with support from KiwiNet. GNS Science has become the fifteenth partner of the Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet), a consortium of Universities, Crown Research Institutes and Crown Entities dedicated to taking a collaborative approach to research commercialisation.
01 May 2015
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PwC supports KiwiNets mission to create commercial success stories from innovative research

PwC supports KiwiNets mission to create commercial success stories from innovative research

KiwiNet, New Zealand’s national network of Universities, Crown Research Institutes and Crown Entities dedicated to taking a collaborative approach to research commercialisation, has announced PwC as a Major Partner.
01 May 2015
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2015 KiwiNet Awards finalists turning clever science into commercial value

2015 KiwiNet Awards finalists turning clever science into commercial value

Finalists for the third annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards, designed to celebrate commercialisation success within New Zealand’s universities and Crown Research Institutes, have been announced.
30 April 2015
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UK sensor developers interested in collaborating with NZ researchers and businesses on smart city projects

UK sensor developers interested in collaborating with NZ researchers and businesses on smart city projects

The British High Commission in New Zealand has teamed up with KiwiNet and Callaghan Innovation to host a Sensors in the Built Environment workshop in Wellington on 4 March to encourage collaborative research opportunities
27 February 2015
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Kiwi company invents tiny cleansing 'sponges'

Kiwi company invents tiny cleansing 'sponges'

Businessman Sir James Wallace is investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a Waikato tech company, he believes has massive potential for New Zealand. The company, called Ligar, has developed a molecular process that extracts the bad stuff from things like contaminated water and smoke-tainted wine.
12 February 2015
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KiwiNet backed Ligar's ground breaking science gets commercial boost with investment from Wallace Corporation

KiwiNet backed Ligar's ground breaking science gets commercial boost with investment from Wallace Corporation

Molecularly imprinted polymers that pick out good and bad molecules from liquids attract further funding support to take innovation from lab to market
12 February 2015
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Scion joins KiwiNet research commercialisation consortium

Scion joins KiwiNet research commercialisation consortium

Crown Research Institute Scion has become a shareholding partner of the Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet)
11 February 2015
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KiwiNet on the hunt for NZ’s best research commercialisation for 2015 Awards

KiwiNet on the hunt for NZ’s best research commercialisation for 2015 Awards

We want to turn the spotlight onto some great stories about turning scientific discovery into commercial success from within our universities and crown research institutes
22 January 2015
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‘Liquid gold’ marine biotoxins backed by KiwiNet have huge payoff potential with global partnership

‘Liquid gold’ marine biotoxins backed by KiwiNet have huge payoff potential with global partnership

Cawthron Institute to supply laboratories worldwide with unique, high value marine biotoxins through agreement with Sigma-Aldrich Corporation
12 November 2014
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KiwiNet forum focuses on igniting innovation from science to start-up and beyond

KiwiNet forum focuses on igniting innovation from science to start-up and beyond

Commercialisation professionals from Universities and Crown Research Institutes around New Zealand are in Christchurch today for a forum on turning clever science and technology into commercial value. The forum titled Igniting Innovation: From Science to Start-up and Beyond is being run by the Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet), a consortium of 13 Universities, Crown Research Institutes and Crown Entities dedicated to taking a collaborative approach to research commercialisation to boost commercial outcomes.
22 October 2014
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Sanford takes on KiwiNet Business Challenge to uncover new processing technologies for mussels

Sanford Limited is taking on a KiwiNet Business Challenge to uncover novel proposals for high-speed automated technologies that will help it process its current daily rate of 1.5 million mussels. Today, researchers at New Zealand’s public research organisations will be pitching ideas to improve mussel processing in Nelson at the Aquaculture NZ Research Workshop in a bid to win $5,000 of prototype development funding and the opportunity to work with Sanford to develop their solution for commercial application.
22 October 2014
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2014 KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards winners announced

2014 KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards winners announced

Winners of the second annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards designed to celebrate success within New Zealand's universities and Crown Research Institutes were announced in Auckland last night. Around 250 people attended the Awards reception to bring together the people and technologies changing the research commercialisation landscape in New Zealand.
12 June 2014
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KiwiNet a finalist in 2014 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards

KiwiNet a finalist in 2014 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards

The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards.
11 June 2014
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Top companies back KiwiNet's drive to transform research into commercial value

Top companies back KiwiNet's drive to transform research into commercial value

The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet), a consortium of 13 universities, Crown Research Institutes and a Crown Entity established to boost commercial outcomes from publicly funded research, has announced key sponsorship support from BNZ, AJ Park and MinterEllisonRuddWatts .
12 May 2014
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KiwiNet award finalists highlight a new wave of innovation

Finalists have been selected for the second annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards designed to celebrate success within New Zealand's universities and Crown Research Institutes.
03 April 2014
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KiwiNet Awards to celebrate research commercialisation excellence

The hunt is on for innovative people and technologies changing the research commercialisation landscape in New Zealand. The second annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations, who commercialise publicly funded research.
17 February 2014
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KiwiNet momentum transforms its vision into reality

From small beginnings since its inception in 2009, KiwiNet has moved rapidly beyond its establishment phase as the consortium drives to maximise the commercial impact of publicly funded research.
15 December 2013
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Experts share secrets on selling research to business

Selling research to business is the focus for a series of Commercialisation Forums that began this week.
22 November 2013
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KiwiNet and Callaghan combine forces to drive innovation and economic growth

The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) and Callaghan Innovation have cemented a partnership to help turn more clever ideas and research discoveries into new products and services.
12 August 2013
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KiwiNet supports Callaghan's ambition for boosting innovation

The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) welcomes the release of Callaghan Innovation's Statement of Intent (SOI), tabled in Parliament this week.
11 July 2013
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KiwiNet encourages collaborative development of water management technologies

Industry and researchers are working to explore water management issues and identify opportunities for new technologies to meet industry challenges.
09 July 2013
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2013 KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards winners announced

Innovative discoveries honoured at inaugural KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards
20 June 2013
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KiwiNet awards to honour innovative discoveries with commercial promise

Winners of the inaugural KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards will be announced at an awards function on Wednesday in Auckland
17 June 2013
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$7.5m boost for KiwiNet to turn research discoveries into commercial value

The most exciting discoveries from New Zealand's publicly funded research will be turned into commercial reality under a new allocation of Government investment.
05 June 2013
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Canterbury researcher behind green car innovation up for award

Dr John Abrahamson, the founding father of ArcActive, a company commercialising innovative new technology for 'Stop/Start' batteries in modern cars, has been named as a finalist in the Researcher Entrepreneur category in the inaugural KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.
23 May 2013
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KiwiNet announces innovation award finalists for 2013

Twelve finalists have been selected for the inaugural KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards designed to celebrate success within New Zealand's research organisations.
23 May 2013
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KiwiNet awards celebrate innovation game changers

Entries are open for the inaugural KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards designed to celebrate success within New Zealand's research organisations.
18 March 2013
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Biosciences conference encourages partnering as industry looks to Asia

The future of the biosciences industry is the focus of NZBIO's annual conference in Auckland next week.
15 March 2013
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KiwiNet backed Aduro Biopolymers secures investment from Wallace Corporation

Hamilton-based Aduro Biopolymers, a natural resource materials and biopolymer company, today announced it has secured investment from Wallace Corporation, by volume New Zealand's largest service rendering business, processing a variety of co-products from the meat processing industry.
21 February 2013
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New ideas for robotics projects sought

Generating ideas for new robotics projects is the aim of a workshop being run by KiwiNet and the University of Canterbury tomorrow.
12 November 2012
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Commercialisation forum to focus on innovation through networks

Commercialisation professionals from around the country are meeting at a one day forum focusing on innovation through networks in Christchurch next week.
02 October 2012
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Landcare Research joins KiwiNet commercialisation consortium

Crown Research Institute Landcare Research has become the tenth member of the Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet), a consortium of New Zealand universities and crown research institutes collaborating on research commercialisation.
14 September 2012
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KiwiNet partner with KCA to deliver technology transfer course in NZ

Commercialisation staff from research organisations across New Zealand and Australia will be developing their expertise and abilities in transferring technologies to industry hands next week.
13 September 2012
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Investors gain early visibility into technologies from public research organisations

Investors have an opportunity to gain early visibility into technologies being developed in universities and Crown Research Institutes at a workshop today.
12 September 2012
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Workshop highlights future investment opportunities for investors

Investors in the Tauranga region will have an opportunity to preview promising technologies being developed in universities and Crown Research Institutes at a workshop today.
14 August 2012
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New water purification technology uses current to clean water

$92,500 KiwiNet PreSeed investment supports development of new water purification platform by the University of Waikato and WaikatoLink
07 June 2012
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KiwiNet backed scientific breakthroughs result in award winning innovations

Scientific breakthroughs at the University of Canterbury backed by KiwiNet, a collaboration focused on research commercialisation, are resulting in spin-out companies with award winning innovations.
31 May 2012
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KiwiNet Commercialisation Forum on Radio NZ Morning Business, Morning Reporthttp://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2518240/morning-business-for-10-may-2012

Morning Business for 10 May 2012
KiwiNet interview starts 8:20 minutes into the broadcast.
10 May 2012
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Commercialisation forum to focus on market-led technology transfer

Commercialisation professionals from around the country are meeting at a one day forum on market_led technology transfer in Wellington next week organised by the Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet).
26 April 2012
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ArcActive unveils new battery technology for green car market

ArcActive, a spinout company from the University of Canterbury, is developing new negative electrodes for lead acid batteries for start/stop and micro hybrid vehicles.
12 April 2012
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WaikatoLink, Prima Group and Ballance develop new filter technology

KiwiNet project receives $162,000 PreSeed investment to develop molecularly imprinted polymer filter
11 April 2012
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Canterbury Researchers Win Green Car Prizehttp://tvnz.co.nz/technology-news/canterbury-researchers-win-green-car-prize-video-4820164

Canterbury University researchers have received international recognition for their work in developing green…
06 April 2012
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KiwiNet researcher workshop aims to boost commercialisation

Researchers will have the opportunity to think like a business for a day at a workshop designed to boost commercialisation.
21 March 2012
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KiwiNet and CSIRO sign commercialisation agreement

Trans Tasman collaboration on innovation research and technology transfer is set to increase with the signing of a cooperation agreement between The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) and CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.
28 February 2012
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KiwiNet boosts team to support research commercialisation

The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet), a consortium of New Zealand universities and crown research institutes collaborating on research commercialisation, today announced four new appointments to boost bench strength.
26 February 2012
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Workshop helps researchers identify commercialisation opportunities

Researchers are gathering in Auckland today for a workshop designed to help identify the commercial potential of their research and innovations.
16 February 2012
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KiwiNet launches innovation database to promote new technologies and research internationally

The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) launched its online innovation database today, enabling businesses, entrepreneurs and investors worldwide to view a diverse range of technologies and expertise in New Zealand's research organisations.
31 January 2012
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KiwiNet workshop for researchers encourages a commercial focus

Researchers from around the country are gathering at the University of Waikato today for a workshop designed to increase the commercial potential of their research and technology innovations.
30 November 2011
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KiwiNet signs cooperation agreement with The Texas A&M University System to take technologies to new markets

KiwiNet and the A&M System Office of Technology Commercialization will identify and bring forward client companies that have an interest in moving into the New Zealand and US market respectively under the memorandum of understanding.
25 November 2011
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Australasian commercialisation professionals gather to focus on innovation through collaboration

Commercialisation professionals from Australia and New Zealand are gathering in Auckland today for a two-day conference focussing on strategies for improving the innovation system through better collaboration.
10 November 2011
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KiwiNet forum focuses on role of digital technology in agricultural sector innovation and profitability

The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) is hosting a forum today to gain insights into how digital technology can improve farm, orchard and vineyard sustainable profitability and grow high tech manufacturing.
21 September 2011
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Hon Ruth Richardson talks to TVNZ's AMP Businesshttp://tvnz.co.nz/business-news/amp-launch-kiwinet-3-09-video-4300721

Launch of KiwiNet - Commerialising ideas born in labs and lecture theatres is the aim of a new group, headed by Ruth Richardson.
10 September 2011
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KiwiNet collaboration a bold advancement for science and technology commercialisation in New Zealand

KiwiNet will act as a hub for commercialisation activities for its member organisations, as well as participants in the wider innovation system, as they work to create commercial outcomes from science and technology research.
13 July 2011
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KiwiNet launch on Radio New Zealand's Business News, Morning Reporthttp://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2493384/morning-business-for-13-july-2011

Morning Business for 13 July 2011 - Radio New Zealand National - Business News
KiwiNet interview starts after 6:25 minutes into the broadcast.
13 July 2011
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