Officiating our way to an ATI totally the wrong policy

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Now everyone wants to see the Advanced Technology Institute set up and thriving.

Officiating our way to an ATI totally the wrong policy

By By Peter Kerr for sticK

(sticK – 8 November 2012 ) Now everyone wants to see the Advanced Technology Institute set up and thriving.

This ranges from the ATI’s establishment board, to science minister Steven Joyce, to (about to be reformed) IRL, to the CRI and university scientists and commercialisers, to industry and the NZ public.

A question that needs to be asked is whether ‘policy advice’ and officialdom getting in the way, hindering even, what is and will be an NZ-centric model to cranking up commercialisation of our science, engineering and entrepreneurial resources.

A couple of illustrative points.

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