Harnessing science for business
Keywords:Callaghan Innovation, Crown (state) research institutes or CRIs, scientific entrepreneurship
The New Zealand government has announced the creation of a new Advanced Technology Institute – since renamed Callaghan Innovation after the late Sir Paul Callaghan – to be launched in 2013. Callaghan Innovation’s purpose will be ‘to help get New Zealand’s most innovative ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace more quickly and provide a high-tech HQ for innovative New Zealand business’.1 This development is the latest in a long line of attempts to use research, science and technology to boost the country’s economy (Palmer and Miller, 1984; Ministerial Working Party, 1986; Science and Technology Advisory Committee, 1988; Ministerial Task Group, 1991; Ministry of Research, Science and Technology, 2006, 2007).
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