KiwiNet Events

KiwiNet is building a thriving web of interconnectivity between research organisations and business bringing new people together and encouraging the open exchange of ideas.

For Commercialisation Professionals

Our Advanced Commercialisation events are targeted to Commercialisation professionals, although researchers and business people are welcome to attend. They focus on the advanced aspects of key areas of research commercialisation, for example: term sheet and deal negotiation, IP valuation, international market validation, negotiation skills and tactics, and opportunity assessment.

Building Better and Faster Collaborations

A great workshop is for those wanting to get more out of their industry engagement activities. Event Information →

Market Validation Workshop

For Deep Tech Innovators and Aspiring Entrepreneurs.

Do you have a science or research based innovation that you would like to commercialise? One of the first steps is market validation, however, these companies, referred to as Deep Tech, often need different tools and processes.

Tauranga-based Technology Incubator, WNT Ventures, is pleased to now offer Market Validation Workshops for Deep Tech innovators.  Participants will provided with the knowledge and tools needed to discover how to create a profitable company, with a sustainable competitive advantage, that leverages these innovations founded on intensive intellectual property.

To find out more please contact admin@wntventures.co.nz.

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For Researchers

Our researcher training workshops are designed to empower researchers to engage effectively with their technology transfer offices and industry to advance their work. We source a range of professional trainers and facilitators to deliver workshops on identifying commercial opportunities, patenting, accessing funding for commercialisation and tapping into support.

Building Better and Faster Collaborations

A great workshop is for those wanting to get more out of their industry engagement activities. Event Information →

Market Validation Workshop

For Deep Tech Innovators and Aspiring Entrepreneurs.

Do you have a science or research based innovation that you would like to commercialise? One of the first steps is market validation, however, these companies, referred to as Deep Tech, often need different tools and processes.

Tauranga-based Technology Incubator, WNT Ventures, is pleased to now offer Market Validation Workshops for Deep Tech innovators.  Participants will provided with the knowledge and tools needed to discover how to create a profitable company, with a sustainable competitive advantage, that leverages these innovations founded on intensive intellectual property.

To find out more please contact admin@wntventures.co.nz.

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Attracting investment into your science ideas

Two days of mentorship, comradeship, market validation and opportunity assessment tools that allows for deeper insights when marshalling an idea into shape. Event Information →

Rewa – The Trans-Tasman Pre-Accelerator Programme

This is your chance to be a part of Rewa, an exciting Pre-Accelerator that can help to advance your early-stage ideas through mentorship, skills-building, overseas connections, and market insights.

KiwiNet’s Rewa is an extension of the successful Australian ON Prime programme, which has trained more than 4000 publicly funded researchers, and is the first of its kind in New Zealand. Event Information →

For Everyone

KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards

The KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards is New Zealand’s premier event celebrating the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations actively commercialising publicly funded research.

Research Commercialisation is about turning scientific discoveries made at New Zealand’s universities and Crown Research Institutes and Entities into innovative products and services that will grow our economy. The KiwiNet Awards celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of those who strive to bridge the gap between research excellence and outstanding business leadership.

Bringing together over 350 commercialisation professionals, researchers, investors and industry, this event provides an excellent opportunity to strengthen and build networks across New Zealand.

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Seamless partnerships and alignment with industry ensure Cawthron’s aquaculture, food safety and environmental research has line-of-sight to market. Not only is this good business, it’s also very satisfying to see science we’ve worked on for years in a lab, making a positive difference to New Zealand’s economy and in the wider world.

Professor Charles Eason, Chief Executive, Cawthron Institute
Professor Charles Eason, Chief Executive, Cawthron Institute