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  • IRL Chief Executive awarded Thomson Medal

    Shaun Coffey
    16 November, 2010

    IRL Chief Executive Shaun Coffey has been honoured with one of the country’s most prestigious science awards, the Thomson Medal, in the Royal Society 2010 New Zealand Research Honours.

  • Hector Medal awarded to IRL scientist

    Grant Williams
    11 November, 2010

    IRL high temperature superconductor researcher Dr Grant Williams has been honoured with one of the country’s most prestigious science awards, the Hector Medal.

  • IRL researcher honoured as pioneer of the nanoscale

    Dr Shaun Hendy
    9 November, 2010

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

  • IRL invests $19 million in research leaders

    5 November, 2010

    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 technology transfer activities (see news story New industry research and outreach fellowships).

  • International forum strengthens commercial prospects for NZ marine lipids

    1 November, 2010

    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 foods.

  • IRL engineer recognised with Cooper Medal

    Marcus King
    29 October, 2010

    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.

  • R&D schemes set scene for NZ to boost science spend

    26 October, 2010

    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.

  • Top scoring technology taps healing power of play

    19 August, 2010

    A computer game-based arm rehabilitation device developed by IRL has won first prize in the prototype category of the 2010 Engineers Australia, College of Biomedical Engineering Better Technology Awards.

  • VUW and IRL bring business to science

    26 April, 2010

    IRL has now established PhD scholarships at Victoria University which will help ensure that the next generation of scientists can commercialise their research and help lift New Zealand’s economic performance and prosperity.

  • IRL and Epichem Pty Ltd combine strengths in Australasian alliance

    23 March, 2010

    Industrial Research Ltd (IRL) and Epichem Pty Ltd today announced the launch of a strategic alliance designed to provide clients with continuous and seamless services from drug discovery to cGMP production.