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New investments advance aptamer research

AuramerBio, a Viclink start-up company, has celebrated its second birthday with a string of commercialisation successes.   Launched in September 2015, AuramerBio[www.auramerbio.com/] designs and develops aptamers—single-stranded synthetic DNA that can bind to...

New partnership with Chinese researchers

The Wellington-Changsha Innovation Technology Transfer Centre was officially opened last week in a partnership between Viclink, Victoria University of Wellington, and the Hunan Zhaotai Research Medical Group.   The Hunan Group visited...

Entrepreneurial Universities funding for new digital media centre

A leading member of Japan's digital media industry is joining Victoria University of Wellington as Director of a new Computational Media Innovation Centre (CMIC), which is also one of first recipients...

LUCI calms the farm

The future of farming in New Zealand largely depends on lowering its environmental footprint while still maintaining profitable results for farmers. Managing nutrient losses  has been a hot topic for...

A perfect fit

Ryan Graves, Viclink’s newest Senior Commercialisation Manager, remembers the defining moment that he became interested in taking science outside of the lab to help others.   “I was sitting in a lecture...

Food tech with a difference

Two Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp[http://www.vicbootcamp.co.nz] alumni are poised to push their food delivery business to the next level, after recently signing a tech investment deal with Global Line Network (GLN), a...

Victoria's Victor

He’ll tell you that he’s ‘just a scientist’, but in truth, the successful combination of Professor Richard Furneaux’s scientific nous and entrepreneurial spirit has not only generated tens of millions...

The real deal

A Victoria University of Wellington researcher could hold the key to unlocking the commercial potential of ‘mixed reality’, a digital medium with a global market worth potentially billions of dollars.   Dr...

Investing in our innovators

Further cementing Victoria University of Wellington’s reputation for innovation, three of its researchers were recently awarded $25,000 each from KiwiNet’s Emerging Innovator Fund. The fund is designed to help early stage career scientists build...

Getting hybrid planes off the ground

A team of Victoria University of Wellington researchers is hoping to use their technology to help build the world’s first hybrid-electric jet plane.   The Robinson Research Institute[http://www.victoria.ac.nz/robinson] in Victoria's Faculty of Engineering is...

Speaking of English

When Hugo Garcia (from Timor-Leste) and Su Kalayar Htun (from Myanmar) arrived in Wellington in January this year to begin 20 weeks of intensive English Language Training for Officials (ELTO),...

Curbing the cost of pads and tampons

Two Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp Alumni have created a company that aims to alleviate the cost of sanitary items for school girls.   Businesses that subscribe to Dignity pay for tampons and pads...