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Impact case studies

International trends point to the fact that very few businesses will be able to achieve the same profit margins with the same products in five years’ time – innovation is required in order to survive and grow.

Watch the videos and read the stories below to find out how businesses across New Zealand are rising to this challenge and making positive impacts on their business with R&D-based innovation.

Video case studies

Hunter Safety Lab – hunting equipment developer, Wellington (VIDEO)
Using technology to reduce hunting accidents.

Nutrizeal – health products manufacturer, Nelson (VIDEO)
Extracting value from natural products.

OAL – meat processing consortium, nationwide (VIDEO)
Joining forces to automate the New Zealand meat industry.

Shamrock Industries – precision engineering, Christchurch (VIDEO)
Entering new markets with certified aviation technology.

Case studies from the Science for Business Impact brochure

Acma Industries – foam manufacturer, Upper Hutt
Studying foam decomposition to gain entry to the American bus seat market.

Coastline Markers – roadmarking, Auckland
Safer, quicker and more accurate adhesive for catseye roadmarkers.

Comvita – natural products, Bay of Plenty
Investigating immune responses to manuka and kanuka honey.

Country Culinaire – dessert manufacturer, Hawke’s Bay
Increasing the efficiency and productivity of the dessert manufacturing processes.

Im-Able – stroke rehabilitation, Wellington
Speeding recovery and reducing monotony with game based stroke rehabilitation therapy.


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