Mark Loeffen added huge value to a large meat research project I led. It was a very complex multi-disciplinary project with lots of moving parts, involving both very applied and theoretical scientists The significant technical expertise, project management support and coaching Mark provided over the full five years of the project helped us deliver our project objectives. Mark is very experienced in managing R&D projects and is very good at bringing in a cross-pollination of ideas between sectors. Working with Mark helped me grow my skills as a programme leader and develop robust systems and work plans to meet the needs of stakeholders and ensure good on-time delivery within budget. Mark is really good to work with. He is a good communicator, very responsive and engaged, and proactive in keeping things moving. He’s got a good way of bringing people together for common goals and is well able to navigate the tension that sometimes arises between the objectives of the academic collaborators and those more interested in commercial outcomes. It was a very valuable investment having Mark involved in this project. He has saved us time and money and helped us develop new meat quality measurement technology that has been successfully commercially trialled in a meat plant.
We can help you obtain maximum value from your R&D and ensure your projects achieve your desired objectives, on time and within budget.
Our team is highly skilled at planning and managing complex multi-disciplinary projects in a wide range of R&D related areas, including workplace innovation advances, business intelligence and new product commercialisation. Our extensive experience across many industries allows us to engage well with diverse stakeholders to create value for all parties.
We can either manage your R&D projects for you or assist your own staff to lead projects, with hands-on coaching and mentoring. We also offer R&D goverance oversight trainings for senior managers and decision makers.
Our training division can help your team effectively plan and manage commercially-focused R&D through practical training courses and coaching.
Cameron Craigie PhD
Strategy Lead – Next Generation Consumer Products
Lincoln Research Centre
Christchurch, New Zealand