Achieving more together

19 research organisations working towards 1 common goal… transforming scientific discoveries into new business, for all.

KiwiNet Members & Shareholders September 2021

The KiwiNet model is globally unique...

New Zealand’s the only place in the world where public research organisations voluntarily join forces, and pool funding, to get their best research discoveries investor ready.

We do it for the good of our country. We share a common goal of increasing the scale and impact of science and technology-based innovation, to maximise economic benefits to New Zealand.

KiwiNet members are Plant & Food Research, Callaghan Innovation, AgResearch, Otago Innovation, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, Lincoln University, University of Canterbury, Wellington UniVentures, WaikatoLink, AUT Ventures, Cawthron Institute, Environmental Science & Research, NIWA, Scion, GNS Science, Malaghan Institute, Massey Ventures, the Health Innovation Hub and Lincoln Agritech.

KiwiNet champions people who commercialise research by helping them to access the tools, connections, investment and support they need to create amazing new products and services.

By collaborating on projects, combining our capability and sharing our networks, we help one another deliver better commercial outcomes for New Zealand.

Over the past 12 years, KiwiNet has shown that with goodwill, trust, effort and leadership, an alliance between public research organisations is not only possible but is also capable of achieving amazing things.

Our Values

We are

We think big and are inspirational. We take pride in making a difference.

We are

Ethical, accountable and respectful. No excuses.

We are committed to

Through honesty, inclusion and clear communication, we build trust and collaboration.

We believe in our

We value and support each other as humans. And we laugh at work.

How KiwiNet's Funded

KiwiNet is funded by its shareholders, corporate partners and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

KiwiNet is part of MBIE’s Commercialisation Partner Network (CPN). CPN funding seeks to turn science findings into commercially viable products. For more information, visit the MBIE website.

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