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The X-Factor

Approximately half of all New Zealand's waste—about 1.6 million tonnes every year—is generated by the construction sector. But now a Victoria University of Wellington architecture student is working with Viclink to commercialise...

In a good position to create impact

A newly created position at Viclink—known as ‘Innovator-in-Residence’—is helping a Victoria University of Wellington researcher to commercialise the many good ideas coming out of his research group, so that their...

When failure leads to success

As power poles age throughout the decades, the danger of them failing increases—and so, too, does the risk of electrocutions and power outages. Lines companies are not always able to...

Victoria's Entrepreneurs Awarded

Viclink is delighted to announce that two of the category winners at the 2019 KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards[https://www.kiwinet.org.nz/Awards] in Auckland tonight are affiliated with Victoria University of Wellington and Viclink.   Dr Shalen Kumar...

Actually, it IS rocket science

It's game-changing rocket science that could revolutionise the space industry and put New Zealand firmly at the forefront of it—and it’s happening here at Victoria University of Wellington, with a...

Momentum picks up for students

Student entrepreneurs across New Zealand received some welcome news on 8 July when it was announced that the Momentum Programme[https://returnonscience.co.nz/momentum] would receive government funding for the next two years to...

Viclink is recruiting!

Viclink, the commercialisation office of Victoria University of Wellington, has two Analyst positions available within our dynamic team.   As part of the university, Viclink is deeply connected to research and ambition,...

Raising environmental awareness in Kiribati schools

Invasive species are a big problem in the Pacific, affecting the health of people and the environment and even driving residents from their homes and land. As part of initiatives...

When student becomes teacher

The Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp[http://www.vicbootcamp.co.nz] (VEB) had such a profound effect on former ‘bootcamper’ Jacinta Gulasekharam that she has wanted to help other students to experience the same life-changing programme ever...

A gut feeling about success

An exciting development for research into gastrointestinal bacterial infections has been announced in New York, by US-based biopharmaceutical company, AzurRx BioPharma. The company has licensed MTAN Inhibitor technology developed through...

Eyes on China

China is now New Zealand’s largest trading partner, with two-way trade recently exceeding $30 billion dollars. New Zealand and China’s co-operation is growing across the board, expanding well beyond traditional...

A natural entrepreneur

Antibiotic-resistant infections are predicted to cause more deaths than cancer by 2050[https://www.bbc.com/news/health-30416844], yet major pharmaceutical companies have been steadily moving away from antibiotic research[https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/17460441.2018.1515908?needAccess=true&], focusing their R&D efforts on more...