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Viclink’s new GM, Commercialisation

He grew up in a family of entrepreneurs so it’s no real surprise that Hamish Findlay—Viclink’s new General Manager, Commercialisation—is passionate about transitioning great ideas into marketable products or services.   Hamish...

Internship Opportunity at Viclink

*Viclink, the commercialisation office of Victoria University of Wellington, have a paid internship position available within our dynamic team.*     Join the fastest growing commercialisation office in New Zealand on our mission...

Applying themselves

Late last year, Viclink teamed up with the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies (LALS) to deliver an eight-week programme aimed at helping a cohort of Indonesian teachers to...

Saving babies from swallowing batteries

It’s an extremely serious and widespread problem—children being injured (sometimes fatally) as a result of inhaling or swallowing “button” batteries. However, an innovative researcher has created a way to deter...

Changing it up

When the latest intake of Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp[http://www.vicbootcamp.co.nz] students began their journey in November 2018, they had some pretty clear ideas about the businesses they wanted to develop. Fast-forward 12...

Ready to launch

After several years developing their research discovery into a commercialisable product, two Victoria University of Wellington physicists have now launched their own company and attracted $600k of startup capital from...

Partnership to boost education leadership

A joint initiative between Viclink and Victoria University of Wellington is helping teachers from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to drive change in their education system. Saudi Arabia is focused...

Joining forces to inspire

Viclink recently teamed up with the MacDiarmid Institute’s ninth international conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology[http://www.cmnzl.co.nz/amn9-conference/] (AMN9) to sponsor a showcase of MacDiarmid start-up companies—several of which have been incubated...

Ministerial support for Momentum

Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, the Hon Dr Megan Woods, officially launched a programme aimed at funding and supporting student entrepreneurs—known as Momentum—during a breakfast event at Parliament on...

The year that was

As another year draws to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on the changes and growth that Viclink has achieved as a team this year.  All areas of...

Good for business

Challenging the belief that the only end-goal for business is to make money, the students in the latest Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp[http://www.vicbootcamp.co.nz/] intake are firmly focused on creating profit-generating businesses that...

Turning brain scanning on its head

Wellington researcher Ben Parkinson has received a boost from KiwiNet to help commercialise his game-changing compact superconducting magnets for smaller, next-generation, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems.   The new magnet technology will...