A decade of government pre-seed investment boosts commercialisation of public funded science: report

Fiona Rotherham
Thu, 08 Oct 2015

By Fiona Rotherham Oct. 8 (BusinessDesk) - More publicly-funded science is being commercialised after a decade of government 'pre-see'd investment, according to an independent review released today. 'Pre-seed' is the earliest form of funding and allows researchers, who usually have little more than an idea, to establish if it’s worth taking to market and to help accelerate them doing so. Because the idea is high risk and unproven at this point, it’s difficult to attract outside investors. Many New Zealand companies that have developed...

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