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IRL and Mosaic Innovation Match ICT Needs with R&D

IRL and Mosaic Innovation Network Match ICT Sector Needs with World-Class R&D

New Zealand’s growing Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sector is set to benefit from the involvement of Industrial Research Limited (IRL) in the Mosaic Innovation Network, a nationwide endeavour matching the needs of small business with world-class, cutting-edge research.

Mosaic is a collaborative network of technology institutes, industry and agencies set up to identify opportunities for digital innovation in New Zealand enterprises at a local level and match them with world-class enabling technologies, technical skills and applied professionals.

IRL brings to the initiative a strong track record for linking New Zealand businesses with world-leading technology expertise and growing businesses in the ICT sector.

IRL General Manager Industry Engagement Gavin Mitchell said IRL was excited about the possibilities of Mosaic, which would facilitate one-on-one R&D opportunities with businesses in the ICT sector.

"ICT is a really exciting industry to be involved with at the moment – we really are operating in extraordinary times with a convergence between technology and communications like we’ve never seen before.”

"Developing the ICT industry in this climate, however, requires a truly innovative approach and we believe that the Mosaic program will be a great platform for facilitating collaborative research and innovation, ultimately driving economic growth.”

Industrial Research Limited is a world-class research enterprise known for enabling market-led R&D solutions in the industrial manufacturing and engineering sectors. The organisation’s main goal is driving innovation by empowering industry players to transform products, performance and productivity.

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IRL plans to use the Mosaic program to foster a better understanding of R&D not just within the ICT sector, but across all levels of industry, says Mitchell.

“We know that our levels of R&D in New Zealand lag behind many countries. Business owners are often of the misconception that R&D is too expensive, too complex and too consuming.”

“I would encourage business owners of any size to put aside any false impressions they might have about R&D. We – and other research organisations - can work with businesses to add value to their operations and turn commercial opportunities into creating wealth.”


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