IRANZ welcomes new minister
IRANZ welcomes the Hon Dr Megan Woods as the new Minister for Research, Science and Innovation. In August, Dr Woods met with IRANZ members at a meeting held at Lincoln Agritech Ltd, where she foreshadowed R&D Tax Credits. A plan which she saw as likely to engender cultural shifts towards R&D in businesses and that would get a good uptake with SMEs. She reiterated the importance of Independent Research Organisations (IROs), saying that collaboration between industry and research organisations is important in any shift towards R&D by business.
The IRANZ Briefing to the Incoming Minister highlights that IROs are a key part of a thriving independent research sector that is a major pillar of the
In a tour of Lincoln Agritech, Dr Woods was shown the contributions Lincoln Agritech is making to the future of the New Zealand wool sector as lead provider on the New Uses for Wool programme funded by Wool Industry Research Limited. The programme aims to generate transformational opportunities for the wool industry by developing new high-value and high-volume applications for coarse wool.
Download the IRANZ 2017 Briefing to the Incoming Minister.