Below are some examples of projects that have been successfully commercialised by Universities and CRIs and have the potential to generate significant economic returns for New Zealand. Not all projects have had KiwiNet involvement.
Avalia Immunotherapies is fighting cancer, hepatitis, and now COVID-19
Christchurch-based Invert Robotics expands further into global markets with robotic non-destructive inspection services
From Sensors to Sperm Sorting - Lighting up NZ’s Economy with Lasers
Mathematics Plus Measurements Equals Economic Benefit
Partnering on long term and higher risk research projects to address significant, global diagnostic health problems
CycloPower™ dietary supplements manufactured and powered by a partnership between Manuka Health and Callaghan Innovation
Harnessing silver nanoparticles to treat and prevent dental disease
Helping key industries to save millions - boosting plant growth and keeping disease under wraps
Healing Gels from Natural products
Unleashing fashion on technology: making wearable tech invisible
High value functional vegetables
Working with an International partner to commercialise high performance wood fibre-reinforced plastics
International spin out supports the commercialization of plant biotechnology in New Zealand
An Evolution from Transactional Plant Sales Based Royalties to Participation in Commercial Success
One Team - Science and Industry Joining Forces to Save an Industry
Zealafoam™ - An Exciting and Sustainable Alternative to Polystyrene
Accelerating Innovation Together to Deliver Commercial Success
New Zealand’s Hops Man – A Lifetime in Search of Flavour
Leading a Vision of Multi-story Buildings from Renewable Resources
Creating a Colour CT Imaging Industry for NZ
Facilitating Academic Culture Change with an Applied Science Exemplar of Commercial Innovation
The Cawthron Institute in Nelson is one of only a few organisations in the world capable of producing purified marine natural toxins.
Lincoln University intends to develop a commercially viable live spore product to protect high value vegetables against soil-borne pathogens.
WETOX is a technology out of the University of Victoria that seeks to provide an economic and environmentally friendly way of disposing of waste sludge products.
Callaghan Innovation has developed the HyLink System which can provide a cost effective sustainable energy solution from 100% renewable resources.
The University of Waikato's Chronoptics Group have developed a suite of technologies that are proven to improve the quality and performance of time-of-flight cameras for 3D imaging.
Development of a novel beneficial method for biocontrol of varroa mite in commercial honey hives.
The Biopolymer Network have developed a process to produce an extract that is expected to deliver 3 beauty outcomes; skin whitening, hair strengthening, and skin cell protection.
Landcare Research, through their subsidiary Enviro-Mark Solutions, has developed an integrated carbon and energy management system in response to UK regulation.
The University of Canterbury is seeking to commercialise a fish feed additive for salmon farming, which could significantly decrease cost of fish feed and omega-3 additives used in salmon aquaculture.
The TiTeNZ collaboration has created a platform for high value manufacturing in NZ, resulting in the commercialisation of several exciting new technologies.
Danette Olsen - General Manager Seafood, Plant and Food Research
Alistair has a vision of a New Zealand seafood industry that has a national and international reputation for ethically harvested and high quality fish.
David Hughes – General Manager Commercial, Plant & Food Research
Landcare Research has developed a rodenticide that is targeted at rats, while proving relatively harmless to other rodents and mammals.
Researchers have developed a smart polymer (MIPS) that can selectively remove molecules from solutions, opening up a range of industrial applications.
A rare sugar, developed by Glycosyn, is a crucial ingredient in the manufacture therapeutic for the treatment of a rare genetic disorder.
ESR's Rapid Point Cloud Viewer is a user friendly piece of software than can make processing laser scan data a part of anyone's everyday workflow.
Dr Keith Alexander redesigned how a recreational trampoline works to make it safe for his kids. This Kiwi invention became US product of the year.
Tim Balmer – Director Investments & Commercialisation, Callaghan Innovation Research Ltd
Researchers from the University of Canterbury are looking to commercialise the next generation of thin film transistors for flat panel displays.
An exciting new platform technology is emerging from the University of Waikato – with the first commercial application being rapid water heating in domestic households.
Plant & Food Research is developing a new biopesticide to manage the kiwifruit disease Psa, to help with protecting kiwifruit export revenues for New Zealand.
Plant & Food Research is working in partnership with industry and government to transform the way New Zealand, and eventually the world, fishes.
Massey University's New Zealand Centre for Precision Agriculture, in partnership with C-Dax, has filled a gap in the market for a more efficient means of pasture measurement.
NIWA is seeking to develop a procedure for the reliable and cost-efficient production of hapūku juveniles, as a basis for a profitable hapūku farming industry to develop in New Zealand.
A collaboration between Landcare Research and TBfree New Zealand has led to a large-scale disease eradication initiative previously thought impossible.
Callaghan Innovation is looking to demonstrate the commercial suitability of their dimethyl ether (DME) processing technology, with the application of extracting carotenoids from natural products.
Jennifer Boggis, Director Heilala Vanilla
United by a passion for the world's most sensual and exotic flavour producing products used by the food industry around the globe.
STRmix™ technology allows more complex DNA signatures to be interpreted, providing more reliable, robust and defensible evidence in court.
Using pheromones for sustainable pest control
John Read, Managing Director, Etec Crop Solutions
Fred Samandari, Spatial Engineering Research Centre, University of Canterbury
Commercialisation of fundamental wireless research to create global export earnings
Mobile tech that blurs the line between reality and possibility attracts buyers
A collaboration to develop an animal and plant corridor in New Zealand.
This research consortium aims to enhance sheep processing productivity and quality through the use of automation.
Aiming to ensure that the productive capacity of New Zealand's agricultural land is sustained or enhanced
Dr Nigel Johnson, Director of Research & Innovation at the University of Canterbury
Hamish Findlay - Forensic Business and Commercial Manager, ESR
Growing the New Zealand surf clam industry with the Cloudy Bay Group
Callaghan Innovation & Electronic Navigation Limited
New Zealand Seed Industry Alliance
Delivering innovative plant technologies
TOXINZ Database Success
Bloodmeal to Bioplastic
Magritek is a business which grew out of a decade of world-class research at both Victoria and Massey universities to manufacture products based on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) technology.
ZyGEM™ Corporation Limited is a rapidly growing biotechnology company with innovative enzyme-based products and technologies developed from our exclusive collection of microorganisms from extreme environments.
Duncan Mackintosh – CEO, WaikatoLink Ltd, the commercialisation office of the University of Waikato
Eco-n™ is a product that reduces the environmental impacts of dairy farming and increases farm productivity and sustainability.
Embracing a Boutiq opportunity: Leading nanomaterials from the lab to the world
HTS-110 is the world's leading company in the development of magnetic solutions utilising high temperature superconducting wire.
General Cable Superconductors specialises in the production of 2nd generation HTS Roebel cable, blending cutting edge research with an extensive background in cable manufacture.
ArcActive Limited was spun out by Research & Innovation, at the University of Canterbury, to commercialise diverse applications of a unique carbon nanotube-laden substrate developed using a continuous, novel and inexpensive method of depositing carbon nanotubes on conducting substrates.