Lincoln University AgResearch Joint Facility
The Lincoln University AgResearch Joint Facility is a planned collaboration between Lincoln University and AgResearch. It will also provide accommodation for South Island DairyNZ staff, as a tenant of AgResearch. The Joint Facility is part of the Lincoln Hub concept which has been developed by five founding partners, AgResearch, Landcare Research, Plant & Food Research, Lincoln University and DairyNZ. It is envisaged that The Lincoln Hub will evolve to include a broad range of industry and research organisations with a commitment to land-based productivity and sustainability.
The Lincoln University AgResearch Joint Facility will focus on some of the most significant opportunities – and challenges – facing New Zealand’s primary industries. The overarching goal of Joint Facility is to accelerate the rate of economic development of the land-based sectors while improving their environmental performance. In doing so, the facility will become a world-class centre for education, research, technology transfer and adoption, and practice change. By supporting industry innovation, the Joint Facility will help build the capability needed for the primary sectors to achieve their potential for New Zealand.
A fully developed Lincoln Hub will be a thriving centre for academic, research, industry good and private sector business organisations to work collaboratively both with each other, and with other New Zealand stakeholders. To achieve this, the Joint Facility will be fully integrated into the strategies of the primary industries, and stimulate innovation and entrepreneurial endeavour by the private sector. It will also draw on and connect with other successful Hubs from across the country.
The Lincoln University AgResearch Joint Facility will deliver increased capability through a combination of new investment into Lincoln (initially by AgResearch Lincoln University) and by employing collaborative approaches to make better use of existing intellectual and physical resources. This will lead to more quality science outputs, and faster speed to market through more efficient research and knowledge transfer.
The wider Lincoln Hub will be created through joint investment in shared science and education facilities.