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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.

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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