The commercialisation of research at the University is managed by Auckland UniServices Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University established in 1989.
UniServices, the largest commercialisation company of its kind in Australasia, develops partnerships ranging from small research and consultancy contracts to large projects drawing on the expertise of the University's schools, faculties and research centres.
The company works alongside academic staff to identify and protect discoveries with commercial potential, find business partners and negotiate licence agreements. It protects the University's intellectual portfolio and has an extensive portfolio of new technologies available for commercial licensing.
There are some cases where you should only contact Uniservices (if you are a private company keen to use the University’s IP for instance) or only the Research Office (if you are a researcher intending to apply for a public good research fund, with no sub-contracts involved).
As a researcher, you should first talk to your Associate Dean of Research. You should then contact both UniServices and the Research Office as they work together to find the most appropriate source of funding.
You can contact the Research Office via:
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87956
As far as UniServices is concerned, you should contact the business manager in charge of your research area. The UniServices website provides a list of all Business Managers.
For more information, visit the UniServices website.
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