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More funding for community based science in Taranaki

More funding for community based science in Taranaki

Taranaki’s Curious Minds continues to grow with the announcement of funding for a new community science project to be undertaken in 2018, and more funding for additional projects this year.

Idea Summit finalists announced

Idea Summit finalists announced

The five finalists of Idea Summit - the Taranaki business start-up competition – have been announced, and span everything from mushrooms to soap-box racers.

Transitioning to low-emissions economy important issue for local businesses

Transitioning to low-emissions economy important issue for local businesses

Transitioning Taranaki to a lower carbon economy is seen as an important strategic issue for the region’s businesses, Venture Taranaki’s latest 6-monthly business survey has found.

Business confidence down, costs a concern

Business confidence down, costs a concern

The latest 6-monthly survey of Taranaki’s business confidence has found that the region’s businesses are anticipating an economic slowdown, and are concerned about the rising costs of doing business.

Taranaki food producers take to national stage

Taranaki food producers take to national stage

Six of Taranaki’s innovative niche food producers have teamed up with Venture Taranaki to establish a regional presence at New Zealand’s largest food event - The Food Show - from 26-29 July.

IANZ accredited status for IPL's New Plymouth lab

IANZ accredited status for IPL's New Plymouth lab

IPL has successfully complied with all IANZ accreditation criteria and is being recommended for IANZ accreditation status for their New Plymouth lab. 

Serving up a dream: Charley’s Café

Serving up a dream: Charley’s Café

When a local café came up for lease, Charley Hodge booked a Venture Taranaki Business Start-up clinic to help ensure things got moving in the right direction.

Beyond the Woolshed with a Business Mentor

Beyond the Woolshed with a Business Mentor

A small business with great products but a not so great location wanted some new ideas to help them raise their profile, and found them with a business mentor.

Science projects to lift lid on our community

Science projects to lift lid on our community

Venture Taranaki has announced funding for a further eight local science and technology projects under the Curious Minds Programme, meaning more than 30 community science projects have now been supported.

Hui Paenga-whāwhā

Hui Paenga-whāwhā

We had a good turnout for our April hui, and a full line-up of speakers around the theme of sustainable tourism and care for the environment.

Re-calling all Curious Minds

Re-calling all Curious Minds

The Curious Minds Participatory Science Platform in Taranaki still has a limited amount of funding remaining in the 2018 round of investment.

Beefing up Jerky Production

Beefing up Jerky Production

Funding for a summer intern enabled one of New Zealand’s largest beef jerky manufacturers, ANZCO Gourmet Foods, to solve a manufacturing challenge.

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