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On top of the world

An idea developed by Victoria University-supported start-up PoOol, has been voted one of the world’s top-two, city-level climate change solutions.   After winning the Wellington Climathon competition, PoOol was one of 12...

English is better with (an) Accent

Victoria University’s engagement with Southeast Asia is set to strengthen further, with Viclink division Accent Learning signing a significant three-year contract with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)...

Still hatching new ideas

Less than a year after graduating from the Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp, Danesh Abeyratne, Connor Finlayson and Josh Brake have come up with new ways to improve the app—Hatcher—they developed at...

Reflecting on the year that was ...

2015 has been a year of growth for Viclink, with significant new contracts signed, a healthy pipeline of projects starting to get good results (including student-led initiatives), and the development...

Vote for a cleaner environment

A double finalist in the New Zealand Innovators Awards, Victoria design student Lionel Taito-Matamua is also among the top six contenders for “The People’s Choice Award”. Voting closes on 25...

Turning the tables on Argentine ants

A new study led by Victoria’s Professor Phil Lester has uncovered an entirely new virus in certain Argentine ants, one of the world’s most invasive and damaging species. If the...

Start me up

Keen to learn how to build potential ventures around their research, emerging researchers from Victoria University recently took part in New Zealand’s first Science and Research Startup Weekend.   The event, run...

Beyond bootcamp: an update

It’s been almost six months since the finish of the last Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp ... so where are the teams now? Are they continuing to carve out careers as entrepreneurs?   Team...

Why it's great to innovate

That’s the message that Viclink’s newest recruit, Emily Grinter, wants to bring to Victoria University’s staff and students in her new role as Entrepreneurship Manager. Emily is responsible for developing,...

Good chemistry

Viclink’s newest hire, Jeremy Jones, is a chemist by trade, but has combined his love of science and business to take on the role of Senior Commercialisation Manager at Viclink.   “I...

Taking a shared approach to student success

Before Emily Grinter had even started her new role as Viclink’s Entrepreneurship Manager, she was already using her networks to secure $80k worth of funding from the Ministry of Youth...

Peak hack hits Wellington!

June and July see maximum numbers of startup weekends and hackathon events happening in Wellington, a number of which are supported directly by Viclink.   Climathon - 18 and 19 June Q: WHAT...