18 research organisations working towards 1 common goal… transforming scientific discoveries into new business, for all.
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 and the Health Innovation Hub.
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 9 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.
We think big and are inspirational. We take pride in making a difference.
Ethical, accountable and respectful. No excuses.
Through honesty, inclusion and clear communication, we build trust and collaboration.
We value and support each other as humans. And we laugh at work.
KiwiNet is funded by its shareholders, corporate partners and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).