The nexus between production required to sustain the world’s growing population and environmental sustainability required to preserve the earth for future generations is the sweet spot in both the vision and expertise of Lincoln Hub.
Connecting organisations to address this nexus and challenge through collaborations, partnerships, technology and testing environments across the globe is how the Hub adds value to business, science and solutions.
Lincoln Hub’s Scientific Expertise
New Zealand has a successful history of creating innovative solutions for the agricultural sector. Lincoln Hub not only has access to leading scientific expertise but can facilitate access to research farms and research facilities, provide visibility of research and proximity and/or knowledge of other businesses along the industry value chain.
- Sustainable production
Accelerating productivity gains, within defined environmental limits, thereby ensuring long-term sustainability.
- Land, water and atmosphere
Enabling the management of land and water resources in line with environmental expectations and customer expectations for product integrity and quality.
Characterisation and monitoring biota, ecology and ecosystem services, pest and weed management.
Commercialisation of Products & Services
Within our three areas of scientific expertise, Lincoln Hub works with land-based industry to research and commercialise products and services that will:
- Ensure maintenance of a social licence to operate – Managing production within acceptable environmental and regulatory limits with regard to water, nutrient and bio-diversity.
- Ensure efficiency and productivity – Increasing the return on production through increases in yield and reduction in costs, and by minimising the potential for bio-security threats and bio-diversity loss.
- Ensure value improvement – Increasing profits through achieving a premium in consumer pricing from products and services that encapsulate biological heritage values and product integrity.
- Ensure diversification – Helping organisations diversify existing solutions or land-use to increase profits or mitigate risk.
If you would like to discuss working together on a project, please contact us for further information.
Future-proofing plants for a changing climate
The key focus of plant science research at Lincoln University, led by Dr Rainer Hofmann, is to understand the consequences of a changing climate – including temperature rises, variability of climate extremes, and fluctuations in clouding and UV radiation – …View project
Next generation dairy farms
Pastoral 21 – a collaborative venture between DairyNZ, Fonterra, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand, Beef and Lamb New Zealand, and the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, which is managed by AgResearch – was established in 2007 to …View project
Taking fish silage to the livestock market
A team from Lincoln University is working with local Canterbury-based United Fisheries to develop an innovative low energy input and cost-effective process to produce fish silage. The research is investigating the efficacy and practical implications of using fish silage to …View project