Hamilton NZ, 19 April 2021
'Real Life Practices Report', a first of its kind commissioned by Kiwi Innovation Network and delivered by BioPacific Partners, has canvassed 20 of New Zealand Universities, Crown Research Institutes and independent science research organisations on the challenges and opportunities of nuturing scientific research into marketable products.
The summary report provides a rare and valuable snapshot of the landscape of publicly-funded commercialisation in New Zealand and is hoped to spark conversations between institutions enabling them to learn from each others’ experiences and best practices.
Insights from the report include:
Many commercialisation professionals mention:
KiwiNet CEO, James Hutchison believes the ‘Real Life Practices’ marks an inflection point as research institutions and the business world increasingly work together to unleash the incredible potential of New Zealand’s deep tech discoveries.
“By sharing these findings, we hope to help New Zealand publicly-funded R&D organisations to build on the excellent practices that exist, enhance their commercialisation outcomes and ultimately help create a more resilient and sustainable economy and future for all New Zealanders.”
KiwiNet manages the distribution of the MBIE PreSeed Accelerator Fund which is contestable funding for early-stage technology commercialisation.