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IRL scientists honoured for innovation with impact

Thursday, 22 November 2012, 9:35 am | Industrial Research

Leading the fight against deadly disease, improving concert hall acoustics around the world and explaining how innovation underpins prosperity are just some of the feats that have earned Industrial Research Ltd’s top scientists recognition at ... More >>

NZ tech sector boosts R&D spend and shines bright

Friday, 26 October 2012, 9:44 am | Industrial Research

New Zealand’s high tech firms boosted investment in research and development (R&D) and staff numbers and many posted strong revenue growth despite difficult business conditions, according to a comprehensive survey of the $8 billion sector. More >>

IRL annual report shows organisation transforming industry

Wednesday, 10 October 2012, 6:31 pm | Industrial Research

Industrial Research Limited’s annual report reveals a highly networked, business-friendly research and development organisation that has achieved solid growth in commercial revenue despite a sluggish economy and which is having an increasing impact on a ... More >>

IRL and partners in moves to grow high-tech workforce

Wednesday, 1 August 2012, 8:11 pm | Industrial Research

Industrial Research Ltd (IRL) is establishing a Joint Graduate School in Innovative Manufacturing and Materials with the University of Auckland, and throwing its weight behind Chiasma, a nationwide organisation that links highly skilled students with ... More >>

Renowned Scientist receives IRL Industry and Outreach Fellow

Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 5:16 pm | Industrial Research

IRL has appointed Professor Juliet Gerrard, a biochemist and leader in the industrial application of biochemistry in New Zealand as its second Industry and Outreach Fellow. More >>

Fruitful study into health benefits of golden kiwifruit

Friday, 9 December 2011, 1:55 pm | Industrial Research

Carbohydrate chemists from crown research institute IRL have uncovered the secrets behind the cell wall of Zespri’s patented variety of gold kiwifruit, opening the door to new understandings about the fruit’s digestive benefits. More >>

Engineering innovator recognised for use-inspired approach

Thursday, 1 December 2011, 9:50 am | Industrial Research

Christchurch-based IRL Engineer Marcus King has been named the New Zealand Engineering Innovator of the Year 2011 by the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ.) More >>

Boost for high-tech sector welcomed

Thursday, 3 November 2011, 5:06 pm | Industrial Research

IRL has welcomed the Government’s decision to enable it to grow and become the “High-Tech HQ” for New Zealand industry. More >>

US Government invests in NZ green energy technology

Monday, 18 April 2011, 4:13 pm | Industrial Research

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has, through North West Energy Innovations based in Oregon, invested US$2m in a wave energy project using technology developed by IRL in New Zealand. More >>

IRL Chief suggests Advanced Technology Research Institute

Thursday, 14 April 2011, 1:54 pm | Industrial Research

IRL Chief Executive Shaun Coffey is calling for the creation of an advanced technology innovation enterprise to boost New Zealand's important high value manufacturing sector - and proposing that IRL is uniquely positioned to lead such a bold new endeavour. More >>

IRL appoints first Industry and Outreach Fellow

Thursday, 14 April 2011, 1:53 pm | Industrial Research

IRL Chief Executive Shaun Coffey today announced MacDiarmid Institute Deputy Director and IRL Distinguished Scientist Professor Shaun Hendy had been appointed IRL’s first Industry and Outreach Fellow. More >>

IRL Confident About The Future

Thursday, 17 February 2011, 12:36 pm | Industrial Research

On Wednesday 16 February IRL Chief Executive Shaun Coffey informed the Education and Science Select Committee that the company was performing well, and had good future prospects provided it maintained its current momentum. More >>

IRL chief praises Resene for sustainability

Thursday, 18 November 2010, 4:29 pm | Industrial Research

IRL Chief Executive Shaun Coffey congratulates Resene on winning the top prize at the NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards. Resene, who won IRL’s $1m What’s Your Problem NZ (WYPNZ) prize last year, was named New Zealand's Sustainable ... More >>

IRL researcher honoured for contribution

Thursday, 11 November 2010, 9:43 am | Industrial Research

IRL researcher honoured for contribution to materials science IRL high temperature superconductor researcher Dr Grant Williams has been honoured with one of the country’s most prestigious science awards. More >>

IRL researcher honoured as pioneer of nano-scale

Tuesday, 9 November 2010, 3:23 pm | Industrial Research

IRL scientist Shaun Hendy has been awarded the prestigious New Zealand Association of Scientists Research Medal for his pioneering work in the field of nanotechnology. More >>

IRL invests $19 million in research leaders

Friday, 5 November 2010, 3:18 pm | Industrial Research

IRL is investing $19 million to foster New Zealand ’s science and engineering talent. Initially IRL will offer five Industry Research and Outreach Fellowships for talented scientists and engineers to work with industry to conduct research and ... More >>

IRL Co-Investment fund to stimulate private sector

Friday, 5 November 2010, 12:32 pm | Industrial Research

IRL last night announced it would assist nine New Zealand firms in getting products to market faster and with much lower development costs through the IRL Co-Investment Programme. More >>

Commercial prospects for NZ marine lipids

Monday, 1 November 2010, 12:20 pm | Industrial Research

International experts are gathering in Wellington today as part of a new collaboration between Industrial Research Limited (IRL) and world-leading Japanese researchers to enable a path to market for high-value New Zealand ingredients for functional ... More >>

IRL engineer recognised with Cooper Medal

Wednesday, 27 October 2010, 2:27 pm | Industrial Research

IRL Research Engineer Marcus King has been awarded the Cooper Medal for his leading work in rehabilitation science, resulting in systems to assist rehabilitation for people with disabilities. More >>

R&D schemes set scene for NZ to boost science

Tuesday, 26 October 2010, 4:03 pm | Industrial Research

IRL Chief Executive Shaun Coffey has applauded the introduction of the Technology Transfer Voucher funding scheme announced recently by the Government but says the country as a whole can do more. More >>





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