Viclink—Victoria’s commercialisation office assist researchers to transform their discoveries into products or services that have real benefit to society.
Viclink is Victoria University of Wellington’s commercialisation office. Our role is to add value to the University by helping researchers transform their discoveries into products or services that have real benefit to society.
We can help test, protect and develop an idea, optimising its chances of success, before launching it into the world where it can do the most good. Our role is to translate Victoria's research and knowledge into sustainable economic growth for the region.
Working closely with university researchers we help to support them in commercialising their inventions, and maximising the impact from their research, and assist with securing funding and investment, and developing the partnerships with industry necessary to take these ideas forward.
We support and stimulate entrepreneurship across the university, whether it be starting a new commercial service activity, a new business, or enterprise skill development in staff and students.
Business research enquiries and opportunities
Our researchers work successfully with government agencies, district health boards, Crown Research Institutes and small and large businesses to provide advice, support and solutions.
Our business relationship is tailored to your needs—whatever works best for your business. We offer a range of research partnerships, consultancy services and student placements.
We have specialist staff and top research students, as well as access to a range of other services and resources such as:
- specialist laboratory equipment
- research data
- staff training workshops
- print and electronic library resources
- access to international research journals
- access to KAREN, the high-performance data network that links New Zealand research and education institutions
- links to international experts and their research, and to local and national research communities
- support in areas such as contract, research and IP management.
If you have a project that requires the skills and knowledge of our staff, or if you want to receive information about upcoming events and opportunities, contact us.