A $45 million new food spray dryer is being planned for Food Waikato at Waikato Innovation Park, to cope with an increase in demand from the sheep milk industry.
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December 22 2017
Business in the Waikato and Coromandel regions is thriving, according to a local business growth expert, particularly around technology food and tourism.
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Hamilton woman Jacinta Stevenson likes to think big.
AgriSea has been awarded a $74,000 grant to study the nutritional needs of bees.
Hamilton City Council has fulfilled its role of helping to establish the Park and getting it to critical mass, but now it's time for us to step out and for someone else to come in," Executive director of special projects Blair Bowcott said.
"Businesses based at Waikato Innovation Park make a significant contribution to the regional and national economy, and that contribution is growing year-on-year," said Waikato Innovation Park CEO Stuart Gordon.
Waikato's first technology showcase to celebrate the IT cluster was a huge success.
Delytics uses mathematical algorithms and clever analytics to help fruit retailers and marketers to make those kinds of decisions.
A February start date has been announced for a new business support service in Raglan offering free advice and access to enterprise funding.
Waikato entrepreneurs, inventors and business start-ups can get valuable free advice and mentoring support thanks to a team of local experts.
Providing additional benefits to support a healthy lifestyle through functional foods, has driven New Zealand’s non-dairy industry to seek opportunities through new technologies.
Tuakau business owner won an iPad Pro package.
Smartrak credits the collaborative philosophy at Waikato Innovation Park for some of its growth.
FoodWaikato's multi-million dollar spray dryer has been running at full capacity since its upgrade a year ago.
New office to better cater to the needs of local producers and exporters
Waikato Innovation Park chief executive Stuart Gordon said the survey results are good news for Hamilton and the wider region.
Seventy per cent of park tenants export their products and services.
The Park is also embarking on a project to offer shared workspace for individuals and small companies to use on a fixed term basis. These too will be available mid 2016.
The Government announced today that Waikato Innovation Park’s contract to provide support and assistance to Waikato-wide small and medium-sized businesses is renewed for a further five-and-a-half years.
Source beehive.govt.nz The Government has committed to a further five and a half years of support to help small businesses grow through its Regional Business Partner programme
Expanded facilities at Waikato Innovation Park has helped put the region at the forefront of the next big thing in agriculture.
Stuart Gordon, chief executive of Waikato Innovation Park, presented to the city councillors in November 2015 and reflected on recent developments at the Park.
Three men wearing near-matching grey suits sit perched around a cafe-style table.
They appear engrossed in discussion, talking shop, and hardly look up as three frothy coffees are sat at their table.
A deal to build a new $9.4 million purpose-built building at Waikato Innovation Park has been soured by claims of poor governance and oversight by city officials.
Nu-Mega Ingredients, a subsidiary of Australian public listed company Clover Corporation, has made a significant investment commissioning trial work with their microencapsulated powders at the recently expanded FoodWaikato Plant at Waikato Innovation Park in Hamilton.
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce opened the $5m expansion of Waikato Innovation Park’s FoodWaikato plant on June 10, 2015.
During the past 6 months FoodWaikato have undertaken a $5.8m expansion. The install includes vitamin, mineral and oil addition, with the ability to formulate nutritional liquid into powders. This will allow an increase in manufacturing capability and new product development for our customers, with a focus on higher-value nutritional powders.
Fresco Nutrition is working closely with FoodWaikato to produce a unique base powder for its goat milk infant formula range.
“Students offer business a chance to see the world with new eyes”, says Owen Embling of Convex Plastics, who spoke at the ‘Students, Business and Funding’ event held at the Park last night. He reeled off over a dozen names of students that have worked in Convex Plastics over the years, and they have all added value to his business.
'Talk to us about growth' – that was the message from over 50 business owners who gathered at Waikato Innovation Park last night to learn more about business funding and support.
The latest survey from Waikato Innovation Park shows companies based at the site increased annual turnover by 18 per cent last year.
Prior to moving to New Zealand in 1999, Ting Ting worked for more than 10 years for a number of companies in China including her own two successful businesses - Thai Heng Trade Development Ltd and Tian He Advertising Ltd. Having a passion for business and a desire to learn about how business is done in New Zealand she completed a Bachelor Degree of Management Studies (double major Economics and Finance) with first class honours and then a Master of Management Studies (Finance), again with first class honours from the University of Waikato.
New Zealand knows how to produce large amounts of animal protein cheaply.
We excel at it and Waikato company Dairy SolutioNZ and its chief executive Derek Fairweather are leading the country in exporting this knowledge across the globe.
Waikato Innovation Park has signed an agreement with existing tenant, Tetra Pak, to construct a custom-built national headquarters on its Hamilton East campus. The new building will be the fourth constructed on the Park’s campus since it opened its doors in February 2004.
Waikato Innovation Park company, Quantec Ltd, has signed a distribution partner agreement to launch its world-first anti-acne cream into Mexico.
Epiology is a clinically-proven anti-acne cream; the only one globally with a patented active ingredient derived from New Zealand cow’s milk.
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The Waikato Innovation Park has received a $3 million equity injection from Callaghan Innovation. It will use the funds to kick off a $5.0 million expansion of its FoodWaikato spray drying facility this month.
First sod has been turned on Waikato Innovation Park's spray dryer expansion. "It's all go," says Chief Executive Stuart Gordon.
Investing in your business and planning for growth was the challenge put to around 20 business owners at the Park on Tuesday.
Hamilton, New Zealand-based Dairy Solutionz Ltd has led an expert genetics team to develop a new dairy cow breed conditioned to thrive in lower elevation tropical climates and achieve high milk production under heat stress.
There’s nothing like hearing from a successful Silicon Valley venture capitalist to remind you there’s vast opportunity in the US for smart, driven entrepreneurs. We hosted Rob Trice here at the Park recently – he’s in New Zealand exploring our food innovation environment, and is particularly interested in the application of ICT to the food value chain.
Exciting developments are lining up at Waikato Innovation Park and one of the strongest whispers is expansion.
Waikato Innovation Park is looking for a key tenant for a new building.
The Waikato is fast turning waste into wealth, thanks to New Zealand’s first and only independent product development spray dryer and a collection of the country’s world-class researchers.
The black building on Ruakura Road is sometimes regarded as a mysterious ‘black box’ to people who are unfamiliar with the company’s resident here. Is it a research centre? Is it a business park? We asked Stuart Gordon, CEO, to share the Park’s strategy over the medium term.
New Zealand-based dairy biotechnology company, Quantec Ltd, presented the results of its US clinical trial on acne to dermatologists at the New Zealand Dermatological Society Annual Meeting in Coolum, Australia on July 11-12.
In the clinical trial conducted at a clinical research facility in California, USA and completed in February 2013, Quantec’s patented complex of bioactive milk proteins - called IDP® - was the active ingredient in a specially formulated skin cream that went head-to-head in a double blind study against a premium, US-based clinical brand of acne treatment cream (containing 2% salicylic acid plus retinal).