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  • NZ wave power project secures US funding

    Wave energy
    29 September, 2010

    A New Zealand designed and developed wave power[?] device has won a prestigious grant totalling more than NZ$2 million from the US Department of Energy for a project to deploy its device in the United States.

  • 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.

  • IRL scientists scoop PM’s Science Prize

    9 March, 2010

    Two of New Zealand’s pre-eminent scientists, whose work enabled the creation of a new, high-value industry for New Zealand, were today jointly awarded the inaugural Prime Minister’s Science Prize.

  • IRL Board Chair praises CRI Taskforce findings

    CRI Taskforce Report
    4 March, 2010

    IRL Board Chair Keith McConnell welcomed the findings of the CRI[?] Taskforce which were released publicly today.

  • NZ leads global rollout of 'revolutionary' HTS tech

    5 February, 2010

    Boosting the global uptake of high temperature superconductors, a revolutionary technology transforming a wide range of industries, is the goal of an influential line-up of international industrial heavyweights gathering in Wellington next week.

  • New discovery in global war on gout

    14 January, 2010

    A promising new gout treatment co-discovered by Lower Hutt’s Industrial Research Ltd (IRL) has taken an important step towards the world’s largest pharmaceuticals market.

  • Rare honour for Antarctic researcher

    Tim Haskell
    7 December, 2009

    IRL senior scientist Dr Tim Haskell has joined an elite group of Antarctic explorers and scientists by having a geographic feature in the region named after him.

  • IRL scientist scoops chemistry award for supercritical extraction

    Owen Catchpole
    2 December, 2009

    IRL Group Manager, Integrated Bioactive Technologies, Dr Owen Catchpole has won the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry Fonterra Prize for Industrial and Applied Chemistry.