Our funding

Learn more about how the Auckland Bioengineering Institute is funded.

Our philosophy is to keep an approximately even balance between Government funding for graduate training, public good research funding (including philanthropy), and contract funding from existing medtech industry and our spinout companies.


The Auckland Bioengineering Institute is supported by external research grants. These are primarily from:



Institute members also hold international grants, in particular from the:

Commercial funding and research contracts

Finally, the institute has a significant stream of commercial funding from research contracts, consulting and sales of instrumentation and software licences. These activities are managed by the University’s commercial arm, Auckland UniServices Ltd.

Philanthropic support

We appreciate the significant funding support we receive from a number of charitable trusts and private benefactors. Typically these fund specific research projects and the funding is spread over several years.

We acknowledge the support received in recent years from: