Callaghan says rejection of R&D grant from CEO's brother on merit, not conflict

Fiona Rotherham
Mon, 20 Jun 2016

By Fiona Rotherham June 20 (BusinessDesk) - Callaghan Innovation says its rejection of a funding application from a company involving the chief executive’s brother was declined by the board based on its merits rather than any conflict of interest. Pastoral Robotics was started in 2013 by Bert Quin and Geoff Bates of Pastoral Robotics to develop a product aimed at resolving nitrate leaching and greenhouse gas emissions from cow urine patches. Bates said last week that their application for a research and development project grant was tu...

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