University welcomes collaboration with Callaghan Innovation

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Victoria University is committed to supporting initiatives that will help to achieve Sir Paul Callaghan‘s vision of greater commercialisation of innovation in New Zealand.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Pat Walsh says the University is available to work in partnership with Callaghan Innovation, as the organisation implements its plan for creating a more connected and effective research sector in New Zealand.

Callaghan Innovation tabled its first full three-year Statement of Intent in Parliament today.

Callaghan Innovation is named after Professor Sir Paul Callaghan, who was both a student and staff member at Victoria.

Professor Walsh says the University supports the concept of research teams focussed on early-stage fundamental research being aligned with staff and resources at universities, including Victoria.

"Victoria has world-leading capability in many areas of scientific research. We also have a track record of collaboration with other researchers and end users. All of this positions us well to work closely with other researchers and research organisations."