For researchers who want to actively participate in the commercialisation process but would like some support.

If you choose the Shared Commercialisation Revenue and Benefits (SCaRAB®) model , you'll get access to full Wellington UniVentures services including:

  • Protection of University owned IP.
  • Market validation of opportunity.
  • Identification of partners, investors and start-up team members.
  • Legal establishment of a new company.
  • Contract research opportunities for your research lab.
  • Access to PSAF non-dilutive funding.
  • The option to participate as much or as little as you like and consequently increase your benefit shareholding .
  • Personalised professional development supporting your growth and participation in the start-up.
  • Inventors shares either issued to you or held on your behalf by Wellington UniVentures.
What we need from you
  • Time commitment over the 1-2 years that the project is in house.
  • Agreement that we will build a team and possibly include those people in the benefits.
  • Access to the research facilities to validate aspects of the IP.


This model may suit you if
  • You want active involvement in the commercialisation and fair compensation for your contribution.
  • You want to grow your own skills as an entrepreneur.


Watch the SCaRAB®
Model Video 



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