Commercialising research

The Viclink team accesses the University's research technologies to advance your business. Bringing research outputs to market is our skill.

Viclink helps to translate Victoria University of Wellington's research and knowledge into sustainable economic growth for our region.

We work closely with University researchers to support them in commercialising their inventions, developing pathways that maximise the impact of their research. We also assist with securing funding and investment, and developing the partnerships with industry necessary to take these ideas forward.

We pride ourselves on being easy to work with, and have developed many long-term research and commercialisation relationships that stand the test of time.

We have exciting developments taking place in many areas including:

  • Pharmacological technology
  • Environmental technology
  • ICT (AI, AR, VR)
  • Medical technologies
  • Energy technology
  • Biological sciences
  • Engineering technology

Take advantage of our research and commercialisation expertise to expand and evolve your business.

Intellectual property

Viclink helps researchers to identify, protect and develop the intellectual property from their own research or that developed as a result of collaborations or partnerships.

Using research to bring innovative solutions to local and global challenges is at the heart of Viclink’s work. Easy Access IP enables more University inventions to be turned into products and services to impact the Wellington region and beyond.

Invest in our portfolio

Viclink has developed a range of startups, at various stages of maturity, and there are more in the pipeline. We build and develop teams of talented researchers and business-savvy leaders and welcome investment to take their businesses forward. Viclink has a portfolio of articles that demonstrate Victoria University of Wellington’s research impact.

Building business skills

We play an important role in fostering entrepreneurship within the research culture of Victoria University of Wellington by providing workshops and mentoring. We help staff and students develop their ideas and support technical realisation, as well as providing professional development to the individuals involved.

Entrepreneurial PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows are often key individuals in University startups, and are supported to develop their business skills alongside their development of the technology.

Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp

In our mission to foster the next generation of entrepreneurs, one of the University's premium offerings is the Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp, run by Viclink.

This 12-week summer programme fosters student-based startups, offering participants a unique opportunity to learn essential skills while testing their ideas to see if they are viable in the marketplace. Teams are based at the BizDojo, Wellington’s largest and most vibrant co-working space.

To deliver this programme, we partner with some of the best in Wellington: the BizDojo, Accenture, Deloitte, Chapman Tripp, 1st Assembly, Humankind.

Learn more about Bootcamp now.

Talk to the Viclink team

Our team of commercialisation specialists and operational staff work closely with researchers to optimise the impact of research conducted at Victoria University of Wellington.