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  • Getting your bearings

    24 June, 2011

    IRL tenant Robinson Seismic's isolation technology protects against quake damage around the world. Christchurch Women’s Hospital, the only building in the city to have Robinson Seismic lead rubber bearings, suffered practically no damage in the February earthquake as a result.

  • IRL serving industry – Scientist for a Day

    Scientist for a Day
    23 June, 2011

    In order to demonstrate to New Zealand businesses the benefits of R & D, IRL experts will engage with successful applicants in a hands-on, face-to-face technical interaction as part of the Scientist for a Day initiative.

  • Plaudits prove value of R & D

    22 June, 2011

    A raft of industry awards in recent months clearly demonstrates the benefits that a focus on research and development (R&D) has for New Zealand industry.

  • Commercial cooperation

    22 June, 2011

    IRL has joined together with three other Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) and six universities to form KiwiNet (Kiwi Innovation Network), an organisation whose goal is boosting the scale and impact of the commercialisation of technologies and/or intellectual property (IP) derived from publicly funded research in New Zealand.

  • A high-value history

    Dr Barry Marlow
    22 June, 2011

    After 43 years at Industrial Research, General Manager Advanced Manufacturing & Strategy Barry Marlow says his belief in IRL’s potential to achieve is as strong as ever.

  • Prof. Kieback to speak at IRL

    Prof. Bernd Kieback
    1 June, 2011

    Pre-eminent German researcher Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Kieback will speak on 'R&D and the German advanced manufacturing sector: The role and operation of the Fraunhofer Institute for Advanced Materials (IFAM)' at a public seminar being held in the Alan MacDiarmid Centre at IRL at 11am, Tuesday 7 June 2011.

  • IRL appoints first Industry and Outreach Fellow

    Shaun Hendy
    14 April, 2011

    IRL Chief Executive Shaun Coffey today announced MacDiarmid Institute Deputy Director and IRL Distinguished Scientist Professor Shaun Hendy had been appointed IRL’s first Industry and Outreach Fellow.

  • IRL Chief suggests establishment of Advanced Technology Research Institute for NZ

    Shaun Coffey
    14 April, 2011

    IRL Chief Executive Shaun Coffey is calling for the creation of an advanced technology innovation enterprise to boost New Zealand's important high value manufacturing sector – and proposing that IRL is uniquely positioned to lead such a bold new endeavour.

  • Partnering for a global position

    Rakon cleanroom
    6 April, 2011

    A partnership with IRL is helping Auckland-based crystal maker Rakon maintain its world leading position and strengthening New Zealand’s high value, high tech manufacturing sector.

  • Seeing the light

    6 April, 2011

    IRL’s KiwiStar Optics group has won a $2.8 million contract to build a significant component of a telescope for the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) in Bangalore, with financial benefits that will filter through a broad range of New Zealand businesses in the high value manufacturing sector.