Lincoln University decision a crucial step forward for Lincoln Hub

The Lincoln Hub partners have welcomed the Minister for Science and Innovation and Tertiary Education’s announcement of the Government’s agreement in principle to provide funding towards the rebuilding of science facilities at Lincoln University.

​“This is a crucial step in the creation of the Lincoln Hub,” says Graham Stuart, Lincoln Hub chair.

“We are well on the track of developing the Hub, which will be a world class agricultural research facility where university, crown research agencies and the private sector will be collaborating to achieve great outcomes for New Zealand,” says Mr Stuart.

The Lincoln Hub partners are AgResearch, DairyNZ, Landcare Research, Lincoln University and Plant & Food Research.

“Today’s confirmation of the funding for the Lincoln University rebuild is another milestone in the establishment of the Hub, as we work to bring together scientists from across the primary sector to deliver the science to meet the future needs of New Zealand agriculture.

“Having a vibrant, vital land-based university is crucial to the Hub’s success, as a key part of it is about attracting the best and the brightest to careers in agriculture.”

Mr Stuart says the capital support of Lincoln University – coupled with that pledged by AgResearch under its Future Footprint plan – will enable the Lincoln Hub concept to continue to develop as a collection of world class state-of-the-art buildings as well as minds and intellectual property, to best serve the primary sector.

About the Lincoln Hub

The Lincoln Hub is a venture between Lincoln University, AgResearch, Plant & Food Research, Landcare Research and DairyNZ to deliver science, technology transfer and capability more effectively and efficiently to the New Zealand farming sector. It will see around 900 scientists and industry specialists working together, linking primary sector research and industry, bringing new ideas to market and generating new export opportunities.

Issued on behalf of the Lincoln Hub partners.