Kiwi tech start-up spearheads global smart textile market with major licensing deal

          After raising initial equity capital and providing its interim management team, Pacific Channel was delighted to assist New Zealand smart fabric technology start-up, Footfalls & Heartbeats secure a significant licensing deal with one of the world’s largest medical compression therapy companies, Medi GmbH&Co.KG (Medi) With strong leadership under new Managing Director, Dr Roland…

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Season’s Greetings

As the end of the year fast approaches, Pacific Channel would like to thank you for your engagement during the year and extend season’s greetings. There is much to anticipate in 2014 but, before then, please enjoy the festive season. Warm Regards—the team at Pacific Channel

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New Offices

Have you visited Pacific Channel’s new offices? The business is now conveniently located at Ground Floor, Shed 20, 139 Quay Street, Princes Wharf  Auckland near both Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE). Postal and telephone contact details are unchanged.

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Training in commercialisation and entrepreneurship

The University of Auckland Business School is offering a Masters course in commercialisation and entrepreneurship through a programme tailor made for business professionals. The programme’s business friendly timetable makes it ideal for those focused on taking research discoveries and other inventions to market. This includes research and development managers, business development managers, practising scientists and…

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The difference between good and great – Commentary from Brent Ogilvie

As I help build the capability that will take Footfalls & Heartbeats forward, I’ve been reflecting on what it is that makes a team great. Of the 20-odd rugby teams that I played in, two were great teams. Both had good coaches and good captains and while that’s important it wasn’t what made them stand…

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New partner appointed

Pacific Channel is delighted to announce that Blair Pritchard is joining the company in the role of partner, working alongside Brent Ogilvie. Blair’s appointment brings significant additional executive capacity and reflects Pacific Channel’s commitment to form, fund and develop world class environmental, material and life sciences from NZ. Blair, a New Zealander and graduate of…

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The Chinese connection

Pacific Channel continues to strengthen its connections with China, recently creating a joint venture with the China Technology Exchange (CTEX), the technology transfer arm of the Chinese Government. This is a significant achievement for Pacific Channel and follows its initiative in 2012 to work with ICE HOUSE to bring together a group of approximately 30…

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Painting its way to success

Great to see D’Arcy Polychrome beating nine other international finalists and 389 entrants to win one of the Grand Awards at the 2013 StartmeupHK awards in Hong Kong. The company, which has developed drikolor – an innovative process to deliver colour through dry granulated pigments that are mixed into base paints, concrete and plaster –…

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