Callaghan Innovation

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Callaghan Innovation
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Agency overview
Formed February 1, 2013 (2013-02-01)
Preceding agency
Agency executive
  • Mary Quin, Chief Executive

Callaghan Innovation, a Crown Agency of New Zealand,[1] has the task of making New Zealand business more innovative. It was established in February 2013 and the Crown Research Institute Industrial Research Limited was merged into it. The institute takes its name from Sir Paul Callaghan, a prominent New Zealand physicist before his death in 2012.

Dr Mary Quin became the CEO of Callaghan Innovation in May 2013.[2]

On the 6th of January 2014 the carbohydrate chemistry[3] and high temperature superconductor departments[4] were ceded to Victoria University being renamed the Ferrier and Robinson Research Institutes respectively.[5] This resulted in a transfer of 55 staff.

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  1. ^ "About Us". Callaghan Innovation. Callaghan Innovation. Retrieved 2014-03-05. Callaghan Innovation is a stand-alone Crown Entity established on 1 February 2013. Our role hasn’t previously existed in New Zealand. 
  2. ^ Sachtleben, Amanda (14 March 2013). "Callaghan Innovation appoints CEO". Fairfax. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology: Carbohydrate Chemistry Group 2010". 
  4. ^ "High temperature superconductors 2010". 
  5. ^ "New institutes link Callaghan Innovation to Victoria University". Callaghan Innovation. 17 Dec 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 

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