Aqualinc Research Limited
Aqualinc aids world-class water management through scientific and policy research, technology development and deployment, and water management advisory services. Their research contribution is focused on groundwater (the quantity and quality of water stored and flowing beneath the land-surface), irrigation, and strategic water management. Aqualinc is the leading independent provider of irrigation expertise across the policy-to-practice spectrum of the water sector.
Bragato Research Institute
The Bragato Research Institute (BRI) drives innovation for the wine industry - from blue sky research through to the application of science in vineyards, wineries, and supply chain. A subsidiary of New Zealand Winegrowers, the national industry body for growers and wineries, their state-of-the-art research winery at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology partners with industry and other research organisations to research, trial technologies, conduct commercial trials, and connect educators and students.
New Zealand Brain Research Institute
Originally focussing on Parkinson’s disease, the New Zealand Brain Research Institute has grown to include studies and clinics for other conditions, including Huntington’s and multiple sclerosis, and the normal functioning of the brain. The Institute also provides valuable research opportunities for many students and researchers from partner institutions, such as the University of Otago, University of Canterbury, and the Canterbury District Health Board. It also works closely with partner community organisations, such as the Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Society.
BRANZ is a multi-faceted, science-led organisation that uses independent research, systems knowledge and networks to identify practical solutions that improve New Zealand’s building system performance. BRANZ undertakes and commissions research, funded by the Building Research Levy, that is both practical and drives positive change. This work helps improve industry practices around the performance of buildings and their use, through to informing policy and legislation.
Based in Nelson, Cawthron Institute is New Zealand’s largest independent science organisation, offering a broad spectrum of services to help protect the environment and support sustainable development of primary industries. Cawthron is a diverse organisation employing more than 275 scientists, laboratory technicians, researchers and specialist staff, with expertise in aquaculture research, marine and freshwater resource management, food safety and quality, algal technologies, biosecurity, and analytical testing.
Dragonfly Data Science
Dragonfly Data Science is a growing science consultancy offering tailored data science, machine learning, statistical analysis, and reproducible reporting to clients in Aotearoa New Zealand and globally. Recent work includes digital production of the 2021 RSI system performance report, modelling the Antipodean albatross population, large-scale forest management using satellite imagery and machine learning, and monitoring shellfish populations on northern beaches.
Gillies McIndoe Research Institute
Gillies McIndoe’s research team focuses on the treatment of numerous diseases, including vascular birthmarks, fibrotic conditions, and cancer. The team is internationally recognised for their ground-breaking work, which spans in vitro methodologies, molecular biology, proteomics, metabolomics, and drug development through to physiology, clinical trials, and novel organoid models. They aspire to turn scientific discovery into therapies and strategies that help people prevent or manage prevalent diseases.
Heavy Engineering Research Association
HERA is a non-profit association driving research and innovation for the heavy engineering and steel industry across Aotearoa. They’re focused on helping their members and wider industry look forward and be prepared for the future. Delivering solutions, developing and maintaining a skilled work force, and connecting and inspiring so industry is supported in technical excellence and knowledge transfer, have the right skills for their needs, and are a community engaged and united.
Land & Water Science
Land and Water Science is a research-based, environmental consultancy in Invercargill. They have extensive experience in environmental and earth science and resource management gained through research and consulting for and within regional councils, Crown Research Institutes, and universities. Projects typically involve high resolution spatial and temporal data, providing an integrated view of environmental processes that range from regional to paddock scale.
The New Zealand Leather & Shoe Research Association
LASRA is the leading research and technology provider to the hide, skin, leather and footwear manufacturing sectors in New Zealand and Australia. They engage in research from the farm to the consumer and provide technical support to exporters. LASRA is the major provider of safety footwear testing services in Australasia. LASRA is a registered Private Training Establishment operating courses in leather manufacturing technology.
Lincoln Agritech Ltd
Lincoln Agritech is an independent, multidisciplinary R&D company owned by Lincoln University. Lincoln Agritech has capability in: groundwater research to manage water quality and quantity; precision agriculture for sustainable primary production; new materials science; biotechnologies; smart sensor and measurement technologies utilising microwave sensing and machine vision; green tech; and IRRICAD - software for designing pressurised irrigation systems.
Mackie Research specialises in human systems research and consultancy projects. They have specialist expertise in transport (road safety systems, active transport, schools, user-friendly transport infrastructure and systems, health and transport); human systems and ergonomics (equipment evaluation, workplace systems, urban systems, sport & recreation, biomechanics, high performance sport, technology usability); and evaluations of interventions, programmes and initiatives in the transport, sport & recreation, and health sectors.
Malaghan Institute of Medical Research
The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research is Aotearoa New Zealand’s world-class independent biomedical research institute with a focus on breakthrough discoveries in immunology and immunotherapy. Based in Wellington, cutting-edge research and clinical trials are advancing our understanding of the immune system and its relation to human health. The Malaghan Institute has more than 120 staff working on research programmes across cancer, allergy and inflammation, infectious disease, and immune health.
Mātai, based in Gisborne-Tairāwhiti, is focused on medical imaging using new and advanced software, post-processing, and artificial intelligence. They take a collaborative approach, drawing on a network of leading expertise nationally and internationally. Their research supports kaupapa Māori and their community toward a better understanding of a healthy brain, heart, and body with the goal of improving health and social outcomes for Kiwis of all ages. Areas of research interest include mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and cardiovascular disease.
Medical Research Institute of NZ
The Medical Research Institute of New Zealand (MRINZ), based in Wellington, is an independent medical research organisation with over 60 staff. They investigate the causes of important public health problems, and use this knowledge to improve the prevention and treatment of diseases, and to provide a base for specialist training in medical research. MRINZ has research programmes in numerous fields including asthma, cardiothoracic surgery, intensive care, medicinal cannabis, oxygen therapy, and stroke.
M.E Research specialises in ecological economics, focusing on the interface between the economy and the environment, and how these systems interact and influence each other. M.E Research work, which is applied at national, regional, and local government levels, includes ecological economics, natural resources, climate change, hazards/disasters, and regulation. Work includes sector specific studies for central and local government, and industry on development impacts or testing regulation effectiveness.
NZ Institute for Minerals to Materials Research
NZIMMR is seeking new and sustainable solutions for extracting resources and engineering technologies that shift minerals up the value chain. Founded in 2018, with MBIE funding, NZIMMR is a Regional Research Institute based in Greymouth. They nurture a synergy of stakeholders to build a future where extractive industries, the materials sector, academia, and members of the public participate and share.
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research is an independent, public-good focused economic and policy research institute. They help Kiwi decision-makers grapple with complex social and environmental issues. It promotes well-informed debate on public policy issues. Areas of research include climate change, environmental regulation, emissions trading, water quality, housing, productivity, labour and population, infrastructure, and evaluation of national wellbeing.
PlantTech Research Institute
PlantTech specialises in delivering competitive advantage by applying cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence to compelling challenges in the primary sector. Our team builds strength in innovation for our members, spanning plant-based primary industry, research, and the public sector. We focus on creating scalable solutions as investable opportunities, which we then help transfer and integrate into our partners’ products and services.
Since 2004, Scarlatti's team of specialists have used research, evaluation, analytics, and insights to give clarity to the complex and hard-to-measure. Scarlatti specialises in the primary industries and tertiary sector while also working across a broad range of other contexts. For Scarlatti, it’s about turning quantitative and qualitative research into action and working closely with clients to enable them to understand their impact, make sense of the numbers, and make decisions with confidence.
Takarangi Research Group
Takarangi focuses on social science research to support local indigenous communities (tribal marae) and their re-engagement with ancestral resources to improve Māori well-being nationwide. Takarangi is set up under the Te Potiki National Trust. Te Potiki is a not-for-profit trust that has the marae of Aotearoa as its beneficiaries and will respond to individual marae. Te Potiki are connected to Māori Maps, which helps to connect Māori descendants with their marae and ancestral identity.
Te Tira Whakamātaki
Te Tira Whakamātaki (TTW) is an award-winning Māori environmental not-for-profit with a research focus, home of the Māori biosecurity network and the National Iwi Chairs Forum’s biosecurity technicians. TTW works to reverse the decline of our biodiversity, to restore balance to our natural world, and re-establish a reciprocal relationship with Papatūānuku through the use of indigenous knowledge and philosophies, and science. TTW works to ensure Māori communities have access to information, advice, and training.
Verum Group is an energy and environmental research and consulting company, with specialist knowledge in new energy technologies (hydrogen, biomass conversion, advanced coal conversion) energy modelling, geological assessments, and environmental impacts (causes and mitigation options). Verum Group offers research, consultancy, and testing in the areas of fossil fuel energy, particularly coal related, exploration and mining, fuel quality and use, and environmental monitoring.
WSP Research and Innovation Centre
WSP Research and Innovation Centre provides a broad range of high quality research, specialist consultancy and laboratory services to improve the design and performance of infrastructure for commercial and government clients. Their researchers work in multi-disciplinary teams to address challenges as diverse as transportation safety, road performance, and the resilience of communities and businesses to major natural hazards.
Xerra Earth Observation Institute
Based in Alexandra, Xerra Earth Observation Institute is an independent Regional Research Institute. They conduct world-class research in the areas of Earth observation (EO) and remote sensing. Xerra’s projects are designed to tackle complex problems through the application of EO data. Xerra is working closely with its peers, industry, and government to unlock the benefits from satellites passing overhead to monitor our land and sea in ways that have previously not been possible.