KiwiNet members work together to design and implement initiatives to support research commercialisation. These initiatives can be implemented quickly and efficiently on a national scale through its members and partners, who are already deeply embedded in regions and throughout sectors. Some examples include:
A national database of intellectual property (IP), researcher capability and commercial expertise from across New Zealand research organisations. The goal is to promote technologies to global businesses, identify opportunities for project collaboration and identify experts in different organisations from across the country.
Held twice yearly, the commercialisation forum brings together research commercialisation staff from across the country to build relationships, encourage collaboration and develop best practice. The last event in November 2011 attracted more than 60 people from 30 organisations.
The last event in October attracted more than 60 people from 23 orgainastions
(click here for more information...)
The next event is scheduled for June 20th 2013 at the Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland. More information available soon!!
KiwiNet is actively forming strong relationships with commercialisation partners from around the world to help research organisations access overseas expertise, networks, collaboration opportunities and investors.
Learn more about our exciting collaborations with Texus A&M and CSIRO (click here for more information...)
Best Practice Resource Library
The KiwiNet members are collaborating to develop a shared library of process forms, legal templates, checklists and case studies. The aim is to optimise best practice processes amongst research organisations and improve transparency when dealing with external parties.
KiwiNet have created a suite of draft templates for use in research organisations and are available here ...
Note: Please refer to the terms and conditions, including disclaimer for the best practice library here before accessing any of the above documents
Bringing together researchers and industry representatives to identify opportunities for R&D collaboration in specific sectors. Industry representatives identify market gaps and researchers apply advanced technologies to fill these gaps. The result is greater alignment between research priorities and industry needs.
An initiative designed to proactively identify new invention disclosures and provide support for inventive researchers to turn research discoveries into proof-of-concepts. A small amount of investment is targeted at technical development to create a working proof-of-concept that demonstrates the commercial potential of the technology.
KiwiNet’s Investment Committee is responsible for assessing new projects, allocating PreSeed investment and designing initiatives to ensure successful outcomes. The committee is a focal point for collaboration, with representatives from all shareholder organisations meeting every 6 weeks. With the independent members, the committee encompasses a pool of considerable scientific, business and investment management expertise.
Meet our Investment Committee members (here ...)
Commercialisation training provides researchers with a practical understanding of the commercialisation process. The workshops aim to increase awareness of commercialisation, develop researcher’s ability to identify commercialisation opportunities and help them find the support when they need it.
View our upcoming work shops in 2012 (here ...)
National Hothouse Network
Building a national network of student internship opportunities and connecting research organisations with valuable student resource on commercialisation projects.