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Welcome to Scale-Up NZ’s first data dive! Scale-Up NZ’s data reveals industry insights, and identifies commercialisation and collaboration opportunities. Our series of in-depth articles will showcase these benefits using specific industry examples. This first in our data dive series explores Scale-Up NZ ‘tags’, and what they reveal about New Zealand’s CleanTech innovators.
Two of Fonterra's top scientists have been given a rare award to recognise their innovation. Alastair MacGibbon and Brent Vautier have been given the distinguished research award, which was first awarded in 1990 and only 11 have been presented before them. Innovation is a key focus for Fonterra and much of the dairy co-operative’s work is done at its Palmerston North research and development centre.
One company that’s been at the forefront of helping businesses big and small succeed on social is Socialites. Co-CEO Melanie Spencer joined Business is Boring for a chat about her journey, how this women-led company is making space for maternity leave for their leaders and staying on top of the ever-changing social media business.
New Zealand’s clean tech innovators are struggling to compete with their foreign counterparts because they are not able to attract the same level of investment, report from Callaghan Innovation says. A cross-government partnership has been formed to turn that around and make New Zealand into a centre of global clean tech excellence.
Patients suffering from gastric dysfunction may soon have an alternative to invasive endoscopies and diagnostic procedures. Alimetry, a spinout of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute at the University of Auckland, has released a wearable device that can help doctors diagnose the contributing causes of common symptoms such as abdominal pain, indigestion, nausea and vomiting in their patients.
Summit Building Wash has developed a machine that does the job safer, faster, cheaper and more sustainably. They've created a machine with rolling brushes like those used in car washes - but this one's for high rises. High-rise buildings getting the extra special treatment. A Wellington-based company wants to clean up the maintenance market.
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