Sam Wojcik


Sam is one of two analysts in Viclink's Intellectual Property Commercialisation team.


As an analyst, Sam is responsible for screening Victoria University of Wellington researchers’ ideas and inventions in order to identify early-stage research with commercial potential.


After completing his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry at the University of Otago, Sam stayed on to work on a genome-editing research project, before heading to the University of Auckland to complete a Masters in bioscience enterprise. While studying for his thesis, Sam worked with the University’s commercialisation arm—UniServices—on two active projects in the biotechnology sector, one of which has now been spun-out.


He joins Viclink after 18 months working in the planning and outcomes department of the Auckland and Waitematā District Health Boards, working primarily with the immunisation programmes manager.


A keen rower who has successfully competed at national level, Auckland-born Sam is now adjusting to life in Wellington where the windier conditions make rowing training less of a certainty each week.