For most new companies, getting the right staff on board is important. For high-tech start-up companies, it is vital. The smooth transfer of technology from a research institution can be a challenge for a new company. This was a problem facing Hi-Aspect, a new MacDiarmid start-up that had developed protein-based nanomaterial for use in skincare […]
A new patented battery chemistry, to empower the new generation of clean technologies. The battery electrode expertise of Simon Hall (Massey University) was licensed to Anzode Inc in 2003. The company develops and manufactures storage solutions for cleantech applications based on rechargeable stabilized zinc technology. The battery technology can be used in applications ranging from […]
BoutiQ Nanoparticle Solutions was founded by Richard Tilley (Victoria University of Wellington) and MacDiarmid Institute alumnus Dr John Watt, to commercialise Tilley’s research into solution-based synthesis of nanocrystals. BoutiQ sells customised nanoparticles to scientists and engineers internationally.
“MRI and NMR for everyone, everywhere” Magritek is an advance technology company exporting from Germany and New Zealand to customers all over the world. Magritek was founded in 2004 to exploit the expertise of Sir Paul Callaghan in NMR spectroscopy (Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington). Magritek’s low-cost, portable NMR and MRI products lead […]
HTS100, now part of Scott Technology (TIN100), was founded on the work of Jeff Tallon and co-workers and is a world leader in the fabrication and application of high-temperature super-conductors. Tallon is a founding PI of the MacDiarmid Institute and his work has been significantly supported and leveraged through our network. The technology base of the company is now strongly […]
Engender is an early-stage start-up funded jointly by venture capital investors and University of Auckland Uniservices. It is based on the work of Cather Simpson on high-resolution microfabrication, and laser-based manipulation techniques for small organisms. Other work on microfabrication and manipulation of small organisms, developed through MacDiarmid Institute collaborations, is being commercialised through University of Auckland Uniservices. […]
Bonding silver and gold to wool at the molecular level, Noble Bond supplies and licenses scientific treatments and brands for use by woollen textile manufacturers and dyers. Silver treatment brand NgaPure gives wool anti-microbial properties meeting a growing need by public transport, medical and active wear markets to reduce the spread of germs and viruses. […]
“We want to be an instrument for better air — by changing the way companies, people and governments measure air quality.” “Our specialty is to offer accurate, real-time measurements using robust and cost effective instruments. Our design philosophy says that measurement data should be captured, logged, transmitted and displayed in a way that is most […]