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Techweek TV : From R&D to commercialisation: how to succeed

Callaghan Innovation’s Research and Technical Services team will provide ‘how to’ guidance on commercialising your R&D.

What's it all about?

Learn how to take a concept to commercial reality with Callaghan Innovation’s experts and customer examples. Find out about the kinds of facilities and expertise that are available to help you to research, develop, test, measure, analyse and calibrate your product – from proof of concept to commercialisation.

Hear about local successful Christchurch companies and what can we learn from their commercialisation journey.


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Nationwide Webcast

Wednesday 22 May
12:30pm - 1:25pm

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Dr Alan Caughley

Team Leader Mechanical Engineering, Research and Technical Services - Callaghan Innovation

Alan Caughley’s 30-year career has centred around computer aided engineering, fluid related machinery and manufacturing. His first position was as an R&D engineer at Hamilton Jet, which involved design and manufacture of master blades, hull-speed prediction, free surface flow calculations to balance forces in reversing ducts, hydraulics, and production engineering. His next position was as a plastic injection mould designer and NC programmer for a small manufacturer serving the motor trade, again focused on fluids and 3D surfacing. Three years of working with an industrial designer honed Alan’s consultancy skills and exposed him to a wide variety of New Zealand manufacturers and products. He lead a major research programme in cryogenic refrigeration, developing and commercialising a novel refrigerator technology for 12 years. Alan now provides CFD and computational engineering services to New Zealand firms as part of Callaghan Innovation's Engineering team.

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Simon Kraak

Co-Founder, PURE Sports Nutrition

PURE Sports Nutrition was developed in 2012 after its founders failed to find natural sports nutrition products. Co-founder, Simon Kraak, has led the product research & development process to create a complete sports nutrition range which is now used by high performance athletes and sold throughout New Zealand and exported around the world.
We are passionate about what we do and believe that we can make a real difference in peoples lives by providing better choices in nutrition.

We stand behind our products and are driven to produce new and more innovative products for the health and sports markets.

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James Robertson

Chief Technology Officer, Invert Robotics

Experienced innovator and technologist with a demonstrated history of developing targeted technologies and bringing them to market. Strong business development professional skilled in Business Planning, Product Design, Engineering, Technology Commercialization, and Strategic Planning.

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Nic Pennington

Technical Support Manager, Research and Technical Services - Callaghan Innovation

Nic Pennington connects Callaghan Innovation’s customers to the Research and Technical Services team, supporting businesses on solving complex R&D challenges and helping them bring their innovations to market faster. He has extensive experience in the manufacturing, construction, energy and engineering sectors, including as a research engineer, product development manager and business development manager.

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