2014 Media Releases

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4 Nov 2014  Marsden funding boosts molecular motors research
Scion scientist Katharine Challis has been awarded a Marsden Fast Start grant to explore how tiny molecular motors use energy.

1 Oct 2014  Highly productive year for Scion
International science collaboration shows insect infestations of trees are halved with the adoption of an international invasive species standard, preventing billions of dollars in future damages.

2 Sep 2014  Insect infestations halved with adoption of international standard
International science collaboration shows insect infestations of trees are halved with the adoption of an international invasive species standard, preventing billions of dollars in future damages.

21 Jul 2014  Scion innovation centre designers selected
Scion has chosen the architects for an innovation centre to be at its Te Papa Tipu Innovation Park. The successful proposal was submitted by RTA Studio and Irving Smith Jack Architects who paired up to put together a concept for the building.

2 Jul 2014  Website provides access to bioresource processing technology
The Bioresource Processing Alliance’s (BPA) new website provides a gateway to some of New Zealand’s top scientists, engineers and economic specialists in biological resource processing.

22 May 2014  Innovation stifled by High Court decision
Crown Research Institute Scion says that the recent High Court decision concerning new plant breeding technologies demonstrates that the 15-year old legislation and regulations covering genetically modified organisms are seriously deficient.

6 Apr 2014  Scion innovation centre funding signed off
Scion and Bay of Plenty Regional Council have signed an agreement to build an innovation centre at Scion’s Te Papa Tipu Innovation Park. The centre’s purpose is to foster innovation in forestry and wood processing industries.

24 Mar 2014  Scion tree robot receives national recognition
A remote controlled tree-to-tree ‘swinging’ robot designed to improve the safety of steepland forestry has been recognised with a national engineering award from the Institution of Professional Engineers (IPENZ).

6 Mar 2014  Scion joins Bio-Protection Research Centre
The Bio-Protection Research Centre (BPRC) is pleased to announce that the Crown Research Institute Scion has become a partner in the Centre.