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An international view of innovation

Viclink’s newest Commercialisation Manager, German-born Bianca Grizhar, is something of a world citizen; fluent in five languages (including Mandarin), Bianca has lived in Germany, Canada, Scotland and China, and worked...

Baptism by fire

A group of eight industrial design students recently undertook an intense, five-week course which saw them develop ‘real-life’ products for Fraser Engineering Group – a Hutt Valley company that designs...

Transforming students into entrepreneurs

Thanks to the latest Viclink Futures Programme – a summer ‘boot camp’ where graduates learn how to develop, build and bring a product to market – more than 80 per...

Launching student entrepreneurs

With student entrepreneurship an emerging strength at Victoria University, Viclink is keen to continue its support of the Victoria University Entrepreneurship Club (VEC) which held its 2014 launch in April.   The...

Viclink connections create student opportunities

Thanks to Viclink’s close connections with the innovation community, 14 of Victoria’s students and graduates are currently involved in an intensive, three-month internship programme, assisting ten digital technology start-ups as...

Troy story

Troy Henikoff, US-based serial entrepreneur, and one of the world’s foremost experts on start-ups, recently hosted a number of events for Wellington’s innovation community – including a ‘pitching’ workshop tailored...

New role brings focus onto student entrepreneurship

Recognising the increasing importance of entrepreneurship education at tertiary level, Viclink recently appointed Abby Buchanan into the newly-created role of Student Entrepreneurship Manager.   In the past, it was rare for a...

Using today’s technology to connect with the past

An app designed to connect people with their natural and cultural heritage has won Viclink’s annual cash-prize award for “the idea with the most commercial potential” at the School of...

Leading the charge for child-safe batteries

It’s an extremely serious and widespread problem – children being injured as a result of inhaling or swallowing “button” batteries; around 3,500 cases are reported annually to poison control centres...

Innovation is child’s play

An innovative, interactive toy designed by a Victoria University student could soon be helping children with autism to learn positive play behaviours and stimulate their imaginations.    “Kids on the autism spectrum...

From boot camp to beyond

A boot camp aimed at giving gaming students the skills they need to bring a game to market has been so successful that seven of the course participants are now...

Research with sound potential

What started out as a project to improve learning in the classroom, particularly for children with hearing difficulties, is rapidly developing into a product with multiple applications and a potentially...