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Growing the next generation of science entrepreneurs

Annual Report

Growing the next generation of science entrepreneurs

In 2019 we continued to support our researchers to take their science into the commercial sphere.

June 14, 2020

Alumni survey - Annual Report 2019

Annual Report

Alumni survey - Annual Report 2019

Since 2014, 165 MacDiarmid Institute alumni have used their expertise in government, research and start-up companies.

June 14, 2020

Affiliated start-ups - Annual Report 2019

Annual Report

Affiliated start-ups - Annual Report 2019

We now have 19 affiliated start-up companies, on average one for each year of the Institute’s existence, which employ upwards...

June 14, 2020

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Neutronium

Podcast

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Neutronium

Associate Professor JJ Eldridge discusses the science behind Neutronium from Star Wars, Star Trek and the Marvel Comics.

June 12, 2020

Materials science in the new energy sector

Annual Report

Materials science in the new energy sector

In May, the Government hosted the Just Transition summit in Taranaki on preparing for a low emissions economy,

June 11, 2020

An integrated research commercialisation approach

Annual Report

An integrated research commercialisation approach

Our efforts towards supporting emerging science entrepreneurs links students, experienced researchers, industry and investors across the country.

June 11, 2020

MacDiarmid Institute affiliated people fill the leaderboard of annual KiwiNet Awards

Annual Report

MacDiarmid Institute affiliated people fill the leaderboard of annual KiwiNet Awards

Six of the KiwiNet awards finalists this year were MacDiarmid Institute affiliated; our researchers, Board members and CEOs of affiliated...

June 8, 2020

Recycling breakthrough set to save environment from acid

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Recycling breakthrough set to save environment from acid

An industrial prototype to recycle acid waste from Christchurch’s galvanised steel industries is just the beginning for researchers at the...

June 8, 2020

Deep tech and the Māori economy can be the backbone of NZ’s recovery

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Deep tech and the Māori economy can be the backbone of NZ’s recovery

Geoff Willmott discusses how the tech sector and the Māori economy is well-placed to lead New Zealand's recovery from Covid-19.

June 4, 2020

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Feminum

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Feminum

Associate Professor Nicola Gaston discusses the science behind feminum from Wonder Woman on RadioNZs' Nights.

May 29, 2020

Paths to policy and industry

Annual Report

Paths to policy and industry

2019 saw the launch of the inaugural MacDiarmid Institute three-month internships in government and industry.

May 28, 2020

How can materials science offer a greener future for our planet? - Annual Report 2019

Annual Report

How can materials science offer a greener future for our planet? - Annual Report 2019

In 2019, we focused our annual regional showcase on 'NZ Innovation for Sustainability. '

May 28, 2020

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