What we do for academic inventors
We’ll wrap a team of specialists around you and your invention to see it through to success. We’ll help shape, test and protect your idea and connect you to the right people to set it on the road to commercialisation. If you’re keen, you can also be directly involved in the commercialisation process, learning valuable new entrepreneurial skills.
How we do it
We’ve built a formidable network of investors, industry partners, government contacts and more to assist you with your project. We look at every aspect of the opportunity, competitive landscape, marketability and potential risks. We’ll work closely with you to help disclose your invention, protect it and establish a robust commercial position.
If you’re working on ideas, we can help take them all the way. Please contact a member of our Commercialisation Team in your sector of research and let’s take that first step to make it happen.
What we do for academic thought leaders
If you are one of our world-class thinkers, creating ideas that have powerful social impact, Wellington UniVentures can help you connect your knowledge and expertise with global governments, agencies and organisations looking to improve lives in their own countries.
How we do it
We are working around the world right now to help build positive change in developing countries with research outcomes developed at Victoria University of Wellington. We work on projects across the environment, sustainable tourism, education, public sector governance, health and innovation. If you have an idea that might have great social impact, we'd love to hear from you. Contact Jeff Howe, General Manager International Development or Gary Ward, General Manager Knowledge Services.
What we do for students
Entrepreneurial students will find the Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp a valuable introduction to a commercialisation mind-set. This 12-week programme, run by Wellington UniVentures, uses mentors and industry experts to assist teams of undergraduate students to develop and robustly assess their innovative ideas for commercial merit. Contact Emily Sullivan for more information.