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  • IRL confident about the future

    17 February, 2011

    IRL Chief Executive Shaun Coffey has informed the Education and Science Select Committee that the company is performing well and has good future prospects provided it maintains its current momentum.

  • NZ wave power device secures international certification

    Wave power
    9 December, 2010

    A New Zealand developed and designed wave power[?] device has been awarded Statement of Design Feasibility certification by an international certification agency, Det Norske Veritas (DNV).

  • IRL chief praises Resene for sustainability win

    Resene award
    18 November, 2010

    IRL Chief Executive Shaun Coffey has congratulated Resene Paints on winning the top prize at the NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards.

  • 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.