We are pleased to announce that from the 7th December 2012 Lincoln Ventures Ltd will be called Lincoln Agritech Ltd.
Why Are We Changing?
After nearly two decades of science and engineering achievement under the name of Lincoln Ventures, and an organisational history dating back to our formation as the NZ Agricultural Engineering Institute in 1963, we felt the need to change our name. Lincoln Agritech better reflects our unique position in the New Zealand science system as an agritech-focused science and engineering research company owned by New Zealand’s only specialist land based university, Lincoln University.
- We wanted our name to better represent the role that our organisation fills in providing significant science and engineering research and development services to the primary sector.
- We believe that the future of New Zealand’s primary sector has considerable need for enabling technologies to bridge the challenges associated with sustainable growth. We see Lincoln Agritech as having a key role in continuing to deliver these tools and technologies in the future.
- We wanted to strengthen the markets understanding of our relationship with Lincoln University and to clarify that our organisation is not the commercialisation office for Lincoln University, but is an independent science and engineering research services provider.
What Does This Mean?
The changes we’re instigating means you’ll be hearing more from us as we prioritise client engagement and commit to clear and targeted communication through initiatives such as a new website and email newsletter.
- Any contractual obligations you had with Lincoln Ventures will continue uninterrupted as we are not forming a new company, only changing the name.
- Our accounts team will communicate with the finance personnel within your organisation regarding any changes to future accounts payable and receivable procedures.
What Will Lincoln Agritech Do?
Lincoln Agritech will continue to be a key research and development services provider, operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Lincoln University. Lincoln Agritech employs 35 staff with diverse skills, including scientists, research engineers and software developers. Lincoln Agritech has five key complementary areas of expertise, which together provide unique R&D solutions to New Zealand’s primary, industrial and environmental sectors.