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AgResearch’s purpose is to enhance the value, productivity and profitability of New Zealand’s pastoral, agri-food and agri-technology sector value chains to contribute to economic growth and beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand.

AgResearch Commercialisation Contact

Otago Innovation Limited

Otago Innovation was formed in 2002 with the exclusive responsibility of commercialising Intellectual Property arising from research within the University of Otago. Otago Innovation is the bridge between the lab bench and the market, between University scientists and outside investors, helping to prepare novel technologies developed by Otago researchers for commercialisation.

Otago Innovation Commercialisation Contact

Otago Innovation Limited

Lincoln University has a long and proud history of transferring valuable new knowledge to a wide range of end-users, particularly those involved in the land-based industries.

Lincoln Commercialisation Contact

Plant & Food Research

Plant & Food Research is a Crown Research Institute dedicated to research & development that adds value to New Zealand’s fruit, vegetable, crop and marine-based food industries.

Plant & Food Commercialisation Contact

University of Canterbury

Established in 1873, the University of Canterbury has a proud heritage of teaching and research excellence. Its research strengths across engineering, science, ICT, forestry and others generate a steady flow of ideas to feed innovation.

Canterbury Commercialisation Contact

Wellington UniVentures

As Victoria University’s commercialisation company, Wellington UniVentures provides students and academics with the skills and resources they need to turn their cutting-edge research into potentially global businesses that have social, environmental and economic benefit – not just for the University, but for New Zealand as a whole.

Wellington UniVentures Commercialisation Contact

Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation is a Crown Entity established in 2013. It creates and delivers products and services that enable businesses to invest more in research, science, engineering, technology and design, so that they can be more successful in the global market.

Callaghan Commercialisation Contact

AUT Enterprises Limited

The Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is New Zealand’s newest university, offering industry-relevant education for the changing world. Areas of study within AUT reflect emerging environments and industries, with qualifications and research focused in a range of different fields.

AUT Commercialisation Contact

Landcare Research

Landcare Research is a Crown Research Institute driving innovation in the management of terrestrial biodiversity and land resources. Our goal is to both protect and enhance the environment and grow the country’s prosperity.

Landcare Research Commercialisation Contact

Environmental Science & Research

ESR is a Crown Research Institute that provides expert and independent research and scientific services across a wide range of disciplines including crime scene investigation, workplace drug testing, radiation safety and emergency response, biosecurity and public health surveillance, drinking water surveillance and food science

ESR Commercialisation Contact


NIWA, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, is a Crown Research Institute established in 1992. NIWA’s mission is to conduct leading environmental science to enable the sustainable management of natural resources for New Zealand and the planet.

NIWA Commercialisation Contact

Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute is New Zealand’s largest independent science organisation, offering a broad spectrum of services to help protect the environment and support sustainable development of primary industries.

Cawthron Commercialisation Contact

Scion Research

Scion is a New Zealand Crown Research Institute (CRI) that specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry, wood product and wood-derived materials and other biomaterial sectors. Scion’s purpose is to drive innovation and growth from these sectors to build economic value and contribute to beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand.

Scion Commercialisation Contact

GNS Science

GNS Science is a Crown-owned research and consultancy organisation focused on securing benefits for New Zealand from natural processes occurring in the Earth’s crust. It is known internationally for its work in understanding earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and tsunamis and in advising on measures to mitigate the physical, economic, and social impacts of these hazards.

GNS Science Commercialisation Contact

Malaghan Institute

The Malaghan Institute is New Zealand’s leading medical research institute focused on finding cures for cancer, asthma and allergy, multiple sclerosis and infectious disease. Our scientists believe that the key to fighting illness lies in harnessing the immune system, the body’s own natural defence against disease. In addition to our drive for making important health discoveries, we are also committed to the development of New Zealand scientists and clinicians.

Malaghan Commercialisation Contact

Massey Ventures Limited

Massey Ventures is a fully owned subsidiary of Massey University, and is the vehicle for managing the University’s commercial investments. Our exclusive responsibility for the commercialisation of intellectual property vested in the university spans every stage of the commercialisation process, from inspiration and encouragement within the university environment, to development and support that translates to material economic benefit.

Massey Ventures Commercialisation Contact

Health Innovation Hub

The New Zealand Health Innovation Hub is a partnership between three of the biggest DHBs: Auckland, Canterbury and Counties Manukau. We are also supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. We work alongside DHB innovators to develop new products and services that have commercial potential; are based on intellectual property; and improve health outcomes.

We provide access to current information about the health landscape, market validation, potential investors and partners.

Health Innovation Hub Commercialisation Contact

Lincoln Agritech

Established in 1964, Lincoln Agritech is a multidisciplinary research and development company owned by Lincoln University, that delivers leading-edge science and engineering knowledge and technologies into environmental, primary, processing and new materials applications.

Lincoln Agritech Commercialisation Contact