• WAIKATO INNOVATION PARK REGIONAL BUSINESS PARTNERS FUNDING PROPOSAL

    WAIKATO INNOVATION PARK REGIONAL BUSINESS PARTNERS FUNDING PROPOSAL

    Scarlatti is working with Waikato Innovation Park Ltd on a short project to co-ordinate and write a 5 year funding proposal for Regional Business Partner funding from NZTE and Callaghan Innovation. Over the last 5 years, Regional Business Partners “RBP “ services have been a major part of the development of the ‘‘one stop shop’’ approach in growing Waikato’s Innovation & Business Growth Hub at Waikato Innovation Park. Operating close to market as an independent honest broker, Waikato Innovation Park (WIPL) has demonstrated the ability to deliver as an effective RBP and created efficiencies, synergies and opportunities towards its vision of: Waikato is the most effective innovation and business growth region in NZ through enabling successful high growth sustainable businesses and contributing to wealth creation. The proposal clearly sets out what WIPL’s strategy is, what they will do going forward and how this will be achieved.

  • CANTERBURY INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STRATEGY

    CANTERBURY INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STRATEGY
    Scarlatti is working with the Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) on a project funded by Education New Zealand (ENZ) to facilitate the development of a 10 year international education strategy for the Canterbury region. As well as the strategy development process, the project includes engaging and aligning key stakeholders in the sector and developing an implementation plan with funding recommendations. Canterbury International Education Destination 2025: Strategy Leadership Accord sets out the direction for the Canterbury international education sector for the next ten years and the leadership partners who have committed to owning and supporting the delivery of the strategy. It acknowledges the sector’s commitment to grow the social, cultural and economic value of international education in Canterbury.

  • COW SKILLS

    COW SKILLS
    In 2014-15 DairyNZ, Dairy Training Limited along with project managers Scarlatti joined forces to develop and pilot ‘Cow Skills’ a new stockmanship training programme targeted at farm assistants. It was hoped that the on-farm practical training approach would appeal to a segment of farm assistants who are not being reached by traditional stockmanship training. Along with supporting the development and implementation of the pilot, Scarlatti took the lead to develop and implement an evaluation framework, the findings of which enabled stakeholders to determine the success and impact of the pilot.

  • FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE (DAIRYNZ AND PARTNERS)

    FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE (DAIRYNZ AND PARTNERS)
    Scarlatti is the project manager of a collaborative dairy industry initiative involving DairyNZ, Wintec, Primary ITO and Dairy Training Limited. This initiative aims to increase the business skills of dairy farmers through engaging a larger proportion of farmers in formal business training. The Farm Business Management Initiative is an extended project of three years duration, in which Scarlatti plays a lead role.

  • PEOPLE AND SKILLS MEASUREMENT (DAIRYNZ)

    PEOPLE AND SKILLS MEASUREMENT (DAIRYNZ)
    Scarlatti is working with DairyNZ to undertake a people and skills measurement project. This project aims to consolidate and align investments and activities associated with the measurement of how well the primary industry labour market is functioning. This includes monitoring processes to affect forecasting changes within the labour market. The task of developing a robust methodology (a ‘scorecard’) to measure progress towards specific Dairy Industry Strategy targets is a particular focus of this project.

  • DATA LINKER (DAIRYNZ AND RED MEAT PROFIT PARTNERSHIP)

    DATA LINKER (DAIRYNZ AND RED MEAT PROFIT PARTNERSHIP)
    Scarlatti is leading a multi-partner project to assess the industry need for common data capture and sharing tool for the primary sector. The Data Locker aims to reduce the transaction costs of data-sharing for both farmers and industry organisations and puts farmers in control of their data. The study involves developing the concept and testing it with a range of industry stakeholders, including farmers, industry organisation representatives and government agencies.

  • MARKET ANALYSIS (PACIFIC EDGE)

    MARKET ANALYSIS (PACIFIC EDGE)
    Pacific Edge develops novel diagnostic technologies for the early detection and monitoring of cancer. Scarlatti has undertaken a variety of research and market validation studies for Pacific Edge relating both to its own technologies and to in-licensing opportunities.

  • MANAGEMENT OF DAIRYBASE (DAIRYNZ)

    MANAGEMENT OF DAIRYBASE (DAIRYNZ)
    DairyBase is a web-based software tool that enables accountants and consultants to analyse farm physical information and financial statements and provides dairy farmers with benchmark data to compare their performance. Scarlatti managed the DairyBase team on behalf of DairyNZ for a period of three years and remains involved in an advisory and support role.

  • WORKFORCE ANALYSIS AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP STRATEGY (PRIMARY SECTOR GROUP OF ITOs)

    WORKFORCE ANALYSIS AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP STRATEGY (PRIMARY SECTOR GROUP OF ITOs)
    The Primary Sector Group (PSG) of industry training organisations (ITOs) was an alliance of ITOs that has since some together as the Primary ITO. Scarlatti used Inchworm to conduct a complete workforce analysis of the 32 different primary sector industries represented by the then seven member ITOs. As part of this work, Scarlatti was tasked with reconciling and completing existing datasets, developing a forward-looking analysis of workforce skill requirements, identifying training synergies between different primary sectors and identifying best practice for the various activities undertaken by primary sector ITOs. This work assisted the PSG in its development of an aligned approach and identification of opportunities and barriers to eventual convergence of the ITOs.

  • RESEARCH PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT (PACIFIC EDGE)

    RESEARCH PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT (PACIFIC EDGE)
    Pacific Edge develops novel diagnostic technologies for the early detection and monitoring of cancer. Scarlatti acted as project manager for the first clinical trial for the company and has provided a range of project management services for other research programmes for the company.

  • MANAGEMENT OF CONTAINERSCAN (AGRESEARCH)

    MANAGEMENT OF CONTAINERSCAN (AGRESEARCH)
    Scarlatti acted as CEO of ContainerScan - a start-up subsidiary of AgResearch seeking to commercialise a novel technology to detect biosecurity threats in shipping containers. Scarlatti was asked to take over ContainerScan at a time when it was becoming apparent that the business case for this technology hadn't been adequately established. Scarlatti led a programme of engagement with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to establish whether the technology could find application in New Zealand.

  • ANIMAL BIO-IMAGING FEASIBILITY STUDY (AGRESEARCH & THE LIGGINS INSTITUTE)

    ANIMAL BIO-IMAGING FEASIBILITY STUDY (AGRESEARCH & THE LIGGINS INSTITUTE)
    Scarlatti performed a comprehensive feasibility study to investigate the potential of using advanced bio-imaging technologies to improve outcomes in the New Zealand pastoral agriculture sector. The study was conducted in association with experts from AgResearch (Crown Research Institute) and the Liggins Institute (University of Auckland)and funded by the New Zealand government's Foundation for Research, Science and Technology (FRST).

  • FARMER WELLNESS AND WELLBEING

    FARMER WELLNESS AND WELLBEING
    The Farmer Wellness and Wellbeing programme began in 2011 to promote the health and wellbeing of dairy farmers after both were established as direct factors that contributes to farmers’ ability to manage their farm business profitably and sustainably. The programme aims to develop systems that are able to address the health needs of the farm workforce before they limit farm performance.

    Scarlatti worked with the DairyNZ and Farmer Wellness and Wellbeing Programme stakeholders to develop an evaluation framework and dashboard tool to be used for evidence-based monitoring of the physical and mental wellbeing of dairy farmers.