• 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).

  • AUCKLAND ITP-ITO ALLIANCE

    AUCKLAND ITP-ITO ALLIANCE

    This project aimed to develop a supply model of graduates from six training providers in Auckland for the region’s building and infrastructure sector, which is expecting an ongoing influx of work. Scarlatti worked directly with the six providers and the Tertiary Education Commission to develop a robust supply model using reconciled data sets. Forecast supply showed that the providers and government have not been responding sufficiently to skills shortages in these sectors and strategic changes are required to address them.

  • BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRAINING ORGANISATION (BCITO)

    BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRAINING ORGANISATION (BCITO)

    Our work with BCITO aims to evaluate the value of training to the building, painting and decorating industry. Scarlatti uses a value driver tree and economic factor analysis to accomplish this. This involves defining a quantifiable measure of success in the industry (usually profitability), identifying factors that contribute to this success, and assessing the impact of training to each of these factors. The process is calibrated and influenced by the output from interviews with professionals in the industry.

  • 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.

  • DAIRY BUSINESS GROWTH (AUSTRALIAN DAIRY INDUSTRY ORGANISATION)

    DAIRY BUSINESS GROWTH (AUSTRALIAN DAIRY INDUSTRY ORGANISATION)
    The Dairy Business Growth programme (DBG) was developed for three Victorian rural development programmes: WestVic, GippsDairy and Murray Dairy, in partnership with DairyTas, DairySA and Dairy Australia for the Geoffrey Gardiner Dairy Foundation Limited. The work aimed to scope a new and innovative programme to address the need for increased farm business management skills in Australian dairy farmers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • FEASIBILITY OF A BIOMASS ETHANOL BUSINESS (LANZATECH AND EECA)

    FEASIBILITY OF A BIOMASS ETHANOL BUSINESS (LANZATECH AND EECA)
    LanzaTech have developed a proprietary platform for producing lowest-cost fuel ethanol. Scarlatti developed a financial model for the application of their technology to a plant using biomass (wood) as the primary feedstock. Scarlatti helped LanzaTech to secure grant funding from EECA to partially fund the work.

  • FEASIBILITY OF A MAIZE ETHANOL BUSINESS (LANZAFUELS)

    FEASIBILITY OF A MAIZE ETHANOL BUSINESS (LANZAFUELS)
    Scarlatti contributed to the feasibility study of a bioethanol in New Zealand. Scarlatti was part of a team working to evaluate the feasibility of the maize ethanol fuel business for the New Zealand market, at a time when government policy mandated the use biofuel mix within the New Zealand fuel market (this policy has since changed). The feasibility of local production to serve that market was assessed. This was a major project conducted over an eight month period.

  • FINANCIAL MODEL AND BUSINESS PLAN (GENAVIA THERAPEUTICS)

    FINANCIAL MODEL AND BUSINESS PLAN (GENAVIA THERAPEUTICS)
    Genavia was a start-up bio-tech venture whose business plan featured considerable market and technical risk along with an opportunity for spectacular returns. Scarlatti developed a financial model that dealt with this uncertainty and assigned probabilities and value projections to the extensive range of potential outcomes. This allowed Genavia to communicate appropriately the potential risks and returns from its business plan to investors.

  • FINANCIAL MODELLING AND INVESTMENT PRESENTATION (NU FRUITS)

    FINANCIAL MODELLING AND INVESTMENT PRESENTATION (NU FRUITS)
    Scarlatti has had a long association with food ingredients company Nu Fruits. We have undertaken a range of project for them including detailed financial modelling for a range of new ventures under consideration. One result has been the acquisition of a food processing operation in Brazil.

  • FINANCIAL MODELLING AND INVESTMENT PRESENTATION (PHOTONZ)

    FINANCIAL MODELLING AND INVESTMENT PRESENTATION (PHOTONZ)
    Photonz has developed a business selling highly purified omega-3 derivative fatty acids as a pharmaceutical for the management of heart disease. Scarlatti prepared a business plan and financial model to present Photonz to investors and to find commercial partners for its products.

  • FINANCIAL MODELLING AND INVESTMENT PRESENTATION (RIOLIFE)

    FINANCIAL MODELLING AND INVESTMENT PRESENTATION (RIOLIFE)
    Scarlatti built a financial model for this Australian health food company to project future financial information under a range of possible scenarios. This analysis was used to produce an Information Memorandum that RioLife distributed to potential investors when it was seeking a significant capital injection.

  • FUTURE CAPABILITY REVIEW (MINISTRY OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES)

    FUTURE CAPABILITY REVIEW (MINISTRY OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES)
    Scarlatti acted in a peer review role for a key industry and government-funded study of the future workforce needs in the primary sector. Scarlatti also provided links with the dairy industry’s previous work including our own modelling.

  • INVESTMENT TRACKERS (THE ICEHOUSE)

    INVESTMENT TRACKERS (THE ICEHOUSE)
    Since 2006 Scarlatti has developed and maintained database, tracking and modelling tools for investments made by The ICEHOUSE (an Auckland-based start-up incubator) and its associated investors. These tools allow The ICEHOUSE to monitor its investment portfolio of start-up companies and forecast future equity values.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.