2018 DISCOVERING GOLD AWARDDatacom

in association with DATACOM

~ recent R&D projects ~

2018 DISCOVERING GOLD WINNER: MUNDESINE - FERRIER RESEARCH INSTITUTE

2018 Discovering Winner

        From left: Prof Gavin Painter, Science Team Leader, Ferrier Research Institute VUW,  Prof Mike Wilson, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculties of Science, Engineering & Design of VUW,  Dr Olga Zubkova, Senior Scientist, Ferrier Research Institute VUW , Mark Muru, Managing Director - Public Sector Australia and New Zealand, Datacom 

 

MUNDESINE - FERRIER RESEARCH INSTITUTEFerrier  ~ The Good Drugs
The Ferrier Institute, based at Victoria University, is playing a pivotal role in the discovery of new medicines and revolutionary new ways to develop them.

One such drug – Mundesine, used in the treatment of peripheral T-cell lymphoma – has been a major success.

“It’s been the team’s most outstanding achievement in the past five years,” Institute Director Professor Richard Furneaux (pictured with Professor Peter Tyler) says. “Mundesine was launched on the market last year and is the first drug in the last 35 years originating from NZ research to achieve market approval.”

Learn more:  https://www.victoria.ac.nz/ferrier

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MEET THE 2018 FINALISTS: Dogmatek, Smart City - NEC & WCC, Wash Plant - Flight Plastics...


DOGMATEK
 
Pedals to the metal....Tim Prebble

Dogmatek has found a better way to get musician’s feet tapping, with the Arctic Wolf Twin Modulato developed with the help of Lightning Lab and Creative HQ.

“We had research that 75% of musicians want analogue tone, 85% of them want more control over their effects and 90% want to be able to save their analogue sounds like digital pedals,” audio engineer and Dogmatek owner Tim Prebble (pictured) says. “So we’ve found a way to get the best of both into one pedal, something that not many other manufacturers have managed to do.”

Learn more: www.dogmatek.com Dogmatek Effects Pedals   
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SMART CITY - WCC & NEC Sen Audain
 ~ A Clever Capital
The Wellington City Council and NEC are collaborating on the Smart City Partnership – a way to grow an open and engaging smart city ecosystem in the city.

Initiatives like the Kite Flexible Sensing Platform and the Living Lab will provide valuable insights into how the city works and ways of making it work better, for all concerned.

“The central city pedestrian flow system, currently nearing completion, will give a much better understanding of how people use our city, allowing us to create more successful street environments,” says Sean Audain WCC's Innovation Officer (pictured).

Learn more: https://nz.nec.com/…/products_solutions/smartcity/index.html

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WASH PLANT - Flight Plastics   ~ Win Win Waste SaversDerek Lander

Flight Plastics has installed state of the art plant that can remanufacture NZ waste PET plastic - such as plastic water or soft drink bottles and supermarket punnets and trays– into new, food grade containers and trays which are themselves 100% recyclable.
“We can process up to 8000 tonnes of NZ-collected PET bottles and trays annually,” director Derek Lander (pictured) says. “That’s equivalent to around 200 million used soft-drink bottles, this replaces imported plastic so we are taking material from NZ’s waste stream not adding more plastic to it, a double win for the NZ waste stream.

Video: "Flight Circular Economy"(2 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfvXrWLgjn4

Learn more: www.flight.co.nz
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