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Beyond commodities

Manufacturing companies make significant contribution to NZ’s BERD according to a report released recently on the state of manufacturing in New Zealand. “Manufacturing Report 2018. Beyond commodities: Manufacturing into the future” identified that in 2016, national BERD was just $1.6 million, with manufacturing accounting for 42% of that ($671 million). The report also identified that the metals…

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Offering our members the ‘FEA factor’

As crucial as it is to be able to identify problems experienced by engineers – solving those problems with the right tools is equally important. That’s because the element of uncertainty is there for the first part of the process, and for engineers – these problems are closely tied with design. Today, virtual design and…

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Kickstart lean start up – and improve business!

Stop wasting time. Get products to market faster. Maximise success. These are the key outcomes from implementing The Lean startup methodology. Lean startup is transforming the way that businesses develop and launch new products. The handbook behind it is “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries and it is a must read for any Innovation Manager.…

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Backing winners – is tall poppy syndrome affecting Government innovation policy?

Recently our CEO Dr Troy Coyle was invited by the National Business Review to weigh in on our thoughts around New Zealand’s approach to supporting innovation research. An opportunity off the back of one of our ThinkTank pieces ‘LanzaTech: the one fish that shouldn’t have got away,’ published last year. This article reflected on the…