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Taking a chance on the world stage

Viclink company iPredict, New Zealand’s first online, real-money prediction market, has stepped onto the world stage by forming a new company – PredictIt – to enter the United States market. ...

New venture makes the cut

Viclink spin-out company Boutiq recently secured $150,000 of pre-seed accelerator funding from KiwiNet, allowing it to bring its unique magnetic nanoparticle technology to market as part of an exciting new medical...

Leading the way to lifting learning

While New Zealand’s education system produces good outcomes for many students, a significant proportion are not achieving: three in 10 students – and five in 10 Māori students – leave...

Boys go to Melbourne

When three Victoria University of Wellington students took part in the Viclink Futures Bootcamp during the summer of 2012/13, they wanted to learn how to build a business around their...

Courting the crowd

Viclink recently conducted its first-ever crowd-funding campaign to secure enough funding to produce and promote a 57-minute, television-friendly version of Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Change, an award-winning documentary...

The Ferrier Research Institute

The Ferrier Research Institute, led by Prof Richard Furneaux (pictured), consists of a team of expert carbohydrate chemists and analysts whose work focuses on the roles of complex carbohydrates in...

The Robinson Research Institute

Led by Professor Bob Buckley (pictured), the Institute carries out world-leading research into high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials and applications. With a focus on understanding local and international trends, the...

New roles create closer partnerships

Earlier this year, the Research Office created two new roles to increase the level of engagement between Victoria University and industry. The Business Liaison Advisors – Brenda Lazelle (Senior Advisor)...

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...