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CRI scoops Trans-Tasman business award

CRI scoops Trans-Tasman business award

The success of a Crown Research Institute at the Trans Tasman business awards shows that New Zealand's CRIs are at the forefront of commercially relevant science, Research Science and Technology Minister Steve Maharey said today.

Ensis, a joint venture between the Crown Research Institute Forest Research, and Australian CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products, won the Environmental, Social, Government & Community Award and was double finalist in two categories.

The award recognises a public sector, statutory body or not-for-profit organisation that has developed initiatives to build stronger trans-Tasman relationships.

"This is a fantastic result for Forest Research, which shows New Zealand CRIs have the scale and capacity to provide cutting edge research in highly competitive industries," Steve Maharey said.

"This success sends a strong signal that New Zealand can lead the way in developing science that will help to grow our key industries."

Ensis is made up of four strategic business units providing R&D technology for the Australasian forestry and wood processing sectors.

The award was announced on Friday in a ceremony held concurrently in Auckland and Sydney with hundreds of major business leaders in attendance.

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