One of our Executive Directors, Dr Andrew Kelly, this month accepted an invitation to join the Board of a $135 million research program on High Value Nutrition, part of the New Zealand National Science Challenge system. The Challenge is a 10-year, mission-led research program where researchers from across multiple Universities and research institutes come together…

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ABIC 2015 This year’s Agricultural Bioscience International Conference found a welcoming home in Melbourne, Australia. Multinationals such as Bayer CropScience, Monsanto, Syngenta, and Pepsi, mingled with research groups and businesses from Australasia including CSIRO, AgResearch, and a full complement of universities. The three-day conference explored the thorny issues around innovation in agritech, its global applications, and public perception….

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Last week, BioPacific’s Andrew Kelly and Sujit Kalidas attended Life Sciences Queensland’s Futures Showcase at the Brisbane Technology Park. This event considered challenges and opportunities within the changing industry, as well as what life sciences might look like in the future.

When you’re passionate about biotech you’ve got to keep your ear to the ground for new developments. What better way to do that then by attending Australia and Asia-Pacific’s largest annual gathering of biotechnology experts? The AusBiotech national conference kicks off today with the theme ‘Life Science = Future. Jobs. Exports.’ In attendance from BioPacific Partners are Executive…

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Innovation is increasingly recognised as essential to developing a dynamic and successful business. However, despite achievements in corporate R&D labs, it’s not always easy for large companies to remain nimble and innovative as they grow. VC backed start-up companies are a great alternative source of entrepreneurial inventions, although the 10-year exit timeframe can limit options…

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The international corporate venturing organisation, Global Corporate Venturing, reported recently on BioPacific Partners’ new regional venturing model as a brand new approach to linking global markets to local innovators.

Singapore research trip

One of our team members, Emma Armitage, is completing a Masters thesis on life science innovation in SE Asia. As part of this, she recently completed a trip to Singapore, where she interviewed key industry professionals about resources for start-ups and the innovation ecosystem in Singapore. Keep an eye on our news page for more updates as her project…

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Technology Transfer Summit

Our two principals, Margot Bethell & Andrew Kelly, attended the Technology Transfer Summit in Adelaide, Australia on 2-3 September, joining around 100 tech transfer professionals from research institutions across Australia & New Zealand.  This is ‘family’ for BioPacific and one of many ways we keep in touch with our innovation community.