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Engagement with Māori

Callaghan Innovation places great importance on its engagement with Māori, as demonstrated through a number of important initiatives, including the following:

Māori industry strategy

Callaghan Innovation is seeking to boost the profitability and productivity of Māori-based industry through the implementation of its recently-developed Māori industry strategy. The strategy will build on existing relationships including one with Fomana Capital, where the two parties have agreed to jointly develop high-value nutraceutical and cosmeceutical products for global markets. See Related Stories box.

R&D accord

We have signed an accord to work collaboratively with Fomana Capital to apply our world-class science expertise to the raw materials generated by Māori interests in horticulture, aquaculture, fisheries, and beef and sheep farming. The focus is on producing high-value nutraceutical and cosmeceutical products that contain bioactives from these natural products. The initial project is to develop fish-oil products rich in Omega-3 that have a wider range of health benefits compared with those currently on the market, before moving on to bioactives from other natural materials, including indigenous plants. See Related Stories box.