Our focus is on enabling innovative research to create impact in the world.

Wellington UniVentures is pleased to support the wider New Zealand innovation ecosystem, by providing commercialisation services for innovations developed outside of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

Located in the heart of New Zealand, we are particularly well positioned to service the wide number of Crown Research Institutes, government departments and independent research organisations based in the lower North Island. By using our full service commercialisation expertise, organisations with a strong research focus can step directly into a fully functioning commercialisation process without the time and cost required to establish their own.

Expertise is provided on a fee-for-service basis, and helps the organisations we work with to grow a pipeline of ideas that can then get out into the world where they can have impact. Wellington UniVentures Commercialisation Managers work alongside staff from within the research organisation to develop smart ideas into new products and services that will have a real difference to people's lives.

Wellington UniVentures works with a number of organisations across government, health and Crown Research Institutes including Health Innovation Hub, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research and more to provide professional commercialisation services. 


Projects & stories
New test for Hep B-related liver disease

Wellington UniVentures' role in supporting NZHIH to commercialise research developed within District Health Boards is part of a goal to enable other organisations with a strong research focus to step directly into a fully functioning commercialisation process without the time and cost required to establish their own. Read more here


Playing our part in the search for a vaccine

Wellington UniVentures will play its part in a new alliance that brings together several organisations in the search for a COVID-19 vaccine for New Zealand. Read more here.





For further information about external commercialisation services through Wellington UniVentures, please contact one of our team leaders:

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Janice Cheng

Head of Health & Wellbeing

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Jane Evans

Head of Environment & Engineering

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Pierre Malou

Acting CEO | Head of Operations

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