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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Footfalls & Heartbeats closes successful investment round

Footfalls & Heartbeats Limited (FHL) has closed oversubscribed – at $1.5 million – with investors from New Zealand, Australia and the United States for what has become one of the most successful capital raising rounds of 2013 for early stage New Zealand technology companies. The initial target of $1 million was extended to cater for…

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Footfalls & Heartbeats Ltd seeks a Senior Product Development Manager

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”  Ralph “Waldo” Emerson Footfalls & Heartbeats Limited (FHL) seeks a senior staff member who can drive product development for this exciting, early stage, high-growth company. The ideal applicant will be technologically savvy, smart and adept at working at…

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Pacific Channel becomes a cornerstone shareholder in Footfalls and Heartbeats Limited.

FHL has developed a process for designing & manufacturing textiles where the textile itself can perform a sensory function. FHL is developing intelligent textiles to allow remote physiological monitoring,capturing heart rate,respiration & joint movement data in real-time. Potential markets include: medical compression bandages and ambulatory ECG, athletes, fitness & wellness advocates, emergency responders,infants & aged…

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EcoGene Landcare Research director wins Women in Science Entrepreneurship award

28 July 2011 A director of Landcare Research’s DNA diagnostic facility, EcoGene®, has won the inaugural Women in Science Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Pacific Channel, New Zealand’s leading venture development and investment firm and the Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS). Dr Dianne Gleeson, who oversees the fast-growing EcoGene® business which provides DNA-based diagnostics…

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