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Research partnerships

We are committed to research that will have an impact in the real world—there are many different ways you can partner with us.

How to partner with us

  • Research collaboration

    Take advantage of the expertise of our researchers—find out about partnering with us to support advances in your industry or area of interest.

  • Commercialisation

    Our technology transfer team at Wellington UniVentures works to connect businesses with our world-leading new technologies through licensing agreements.

  • Aid, development and education

    Our knowledge transfer team at Wellington UniVentures supports capacity-building projects in social and economic development in New Zealand and overseas.

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Support our research

There are several ways you can help support the research activities of our world-class research staff, teams, students and institutes. Align yourself or your organisation with a globally minded university working to improve the wellbeing of local and international communities.

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It’s been five years since Bootcamp, but Wellington UniVentures is still our favourite investor because they’ve literally been with us the whole way on this exciting journey.

Chris Mather, MD

Point Zero

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Māori research partnerships

Victoria University of Wellington is building strong research partnerships with iwi and other Māori organisations to boost opportunities for Māori students and foster effective research collaborations.

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Fund a scholarship

Victoria University of Wellington can partner postgraduate student researchers with companies or organisations through scholarship arrangements.

Scholarships can range from a summer research work placement to funding for a three-year PhD research scholarship.

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Employ a graduate or student

Consider employing a University research student or graduate. Connect with our students and promote your organisation and vacancies through the University.

You may want to fill a permanent or contract role, or offer a short-term internship or work placement.

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Become a mentor

The Alumni as Mentors programme provides an opportunity to share your expertise to help a research student, while enhancing your own professional development.

Many Victoria University of Wellington alumni have found the mentoring programme to be a valuable and rewarding experience that enriches their CV.

Become involved

Summer research scholarships

Consider giving a research student work experience in your organisation and be part of creating a more specialised workforce in your industry.

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