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  • Riddet Institute Lecture Series: Food & Nutrition

    Callaghan Innovation
    9 April, 2013

    In association with Callaghan Innovation, the Riddet Institute announces the April 2013 lecture series: Food & Nutrition.

  • Shaun Coffey thanked for transforming IRL into crown jewel of Callaghan Innovation

    25 January, 2013

    Industrial Research Ltd chairman Michael Ludbrook has praised outgoing IRL Chief Executive Shaun Coffey for tranforming the Crown Research Institute into a national asset that will be the crown jewel of Callaghan Innovation. 

  • Shaun Coffey congratulates Callaghan Innovation directors

    Shaun Coffey
    22 January, 2013

    Shaun Coffey, the retiring CEO of Industrial Research Ltd (IRL), has congratulated the newly-announced directors of Callaghan Innovation on their appointments.

  • Callaghan Innovation Bill passes third reading

    4 December, 2012

    The Callaghan Innovation Bill, which establishes a new high-tech HQ for manufacturing and services firms, today passed its third and final reading in Parliament.

  • Statement by IRL CEO Shaun Coffey

    30 November, 2012

    After careful reflection, I have decided to pursue new career directions. In the last week the position of Industrial Research Ltd (IRL) as a significant contributor to the NZ innovation system has been further acknowledged through a series of Awards and Medals, including one of the PM’s Science Prizes. IRL is now well recognised for its work with industry. I am confident that I will be leaving IRL in a sound state and well positioned for the future.

  • Maths and models: a hotbed of insights

    Geothermal field
    26 November, 2012

    While many school children and adults often question the value of learning mathematics, the ability to understand and manipulate numbers and equations through complex models provides answers that would be almost impossible to obtain otherwise.

  • Healthy wavelengths

    Medical mathematics
    26 November, 2012

    The development of a low-cost tool that verifies intravenous drugs at the point of administration might, at first glance, appear to have little to do with applied mathematics.

  • The right stuff

    26 November, 2012

    A change in material can mean lower production costs, increased efficiency, new or better products, and greater customer satisfaction. But it’s not always easy to find the right material for the job.

  • Markets grow for safe, humane fish anaesthetic

    26 November, 2012

    Lower Hutt company AQUI-S New Zealand is poised to expand sales of its humane fish anaesthetic into the lucrative European Union markets, with IRL helping the company to comply with rigorous regulatory controls.

  • Innovation keeps Fraser Engineering Group ahead of the wave

    Fraser Engineering
    26 November, 2012

    “Innovation is continuous. We love change here,” says Martin Simpson, General Manager of Lower Hutt-based Fraser Engineering Group.