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Keeping the natural goodness when scaling-up production

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Unique fabrics showcase NZ agri-science

Project Aho, the premier feature of ‘The Science of Farming’ exhibit at the National Fieldays, is a unique partnership between AgResearch, National Fieldays, University of Waikato and Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu and presents keynote research, ingenuity and clever marketing – all based on the sheep and the possum.

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Flax surfboard very green

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R&D key to business growth

Industrial Research helped an Auckland company become a world leader in its field thanks to funding from FRST's Technology for Business Growth scheme.

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$1m Kiwi magnet attracts buyer

A $1 million superconductor with powerful magnetic forces has been designed and built by IRL in Wellington and sold to Australia.

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007 chic will keep you safe in warzone

Looking for something chic yet functional to turn heads in a warzone? Look no further ...

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Portable 'SuperEx' helps fast-track business

A portable extraction plant designed by IRL engineers, for on-site pilot production, should help fast-track New Zealand’s food and cosmetics industries.

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Easy care wool shirts from AgResearch

In a world first, AgResearch scientists have developed a lightweight, pure wool machine washable shirting fabric that is made shrink resistant without the use of any chemicals and also has high natural stretch and a lively drape.

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Collaboration builds total drug development pathway

Industrial Research is heralding the opening by the Prime Minister of

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Million dollar hand scanner a gem of a idea

Computerised technology by Industrial Research's business unit, DeviceWorks, provides a realistic picture of a designer ring before it is made and is the key to new franchise ready to roll out this year.

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Crown Research Institutes

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  • Plant and Food Research logo.
  • ESR logo. GNS Science logo.
  • Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua logo.
  • NIWA logo.
  • SCION logo.

Crown Agent

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Subsidiaries, associates, joint ventures

  • Clone International
  • National Land Resource Centre (NLRC)
  • Enviro-Mark Solutions
  • VARNZ Ltd
  • Grasslands Innovation
  • Veritec
  • BioPacific Ventures
  • Prevar
  • Biopolymer Network
  • Virtual Institute of Statistical Genetics
  • EnCoate
  • EcoGene
  • grasslanz
  • farmax
  • PhytaGro, Inc
  • Atlastech