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In 2013, IRL was incorporated into Callaghan Innovation.
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Industrial Research Limited

Industrial Research Limited (IRL) is a Crown Research Institute that specialises in biotechnology, engineering and energy sectors.

Industrial Research Ltd. is a leading science organisation with considerable expertise in the biotechnology, engineering and energy sectors. It carries out government funded and commercially funded research and development and employs more than 300 scientists and engineers.

IRL's areas of expertise include:

  • Assistive devices
  • Carbohydrate chemistry
  • High temperature superconductors
  • Hydrogen and distributed energy generation
  • Imaging and detecting
  • Integrated bioactive technologies
  • Measurement for industry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photonics
  • Smart materials and structures.

IRL also offers pilot scale production, consultancy, sales and licensing services.

Industrial Research Limited
Web Address:
Crown Research Institute
69 Gracefield Road
PO Box 31 310
Lower Hutt 6009
New Zealand

Phone: +64 4 931 3000
Fax: +64 4 566 6004
Email: info@irl.cri.nz
Research, development and consultancy.


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