Accelerate - September 2013

Innovation titans team up

The New Zealand innovation system shifted into a higher gear in August when Callaghan Innovation announced new strategic partnerships with KiwiNet, Lincoln Agritech, Scion and Auckland UniServices Ltd.

The New Zealand innovation system shifted into a higher gear in August when Callaghan Innovation announced new strategic partnerships with KiwiNet, Lincoln Agritech, Scion and Auckland UniServices Ltd.

Chief Executive Dr Mary Quin said the partnerships will enable all parties to collaborate on their shared research and commercialisation goals.

“We will be meeting with each of the organisations to look for opportunities to help New Zealand firms innovate, develop new or improved products and services more quickly, and to grow faster as a result.”

Dr Quin said that these will be the first of many strategic partnerships between Callaghan Innovation and organisations across the innovation system.

“We will be actively initiating discussions with other universities, commercialisation centres and CRIs to develop opportunities for collaboration, with the focus on accelerating commercialisation of innovation by firms in New Zealand. Our focus is to have strong working relationships with organisations right across the innovation system.

“Callaghan Innovation aims to ensure a ‘no wrong door’ for businesses needing innovation services, advice and support.”

Updated: 7 September 2015