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Producing veterinary drugs with the MIDAS touch

Researchers from Victoria University of Wellington’s Ferrier Research Institute, Callaghan Innovation, the University of Canterbury, and Massey University have developed cutting-edge gene engineering technology to help scientists more efficiently manipulate...

The science that’s mushrooming

It’s no secret that chemical pesticides can set damage in motion that reverberates through the environment for years. Now, scientists at Ferrier Research Institute are unlocking the bioactive properties of...

New Chair for Viclink's Board

David Smol has been appointed Chair of Viclink, and is expected to further accelerate Victoria University's commercilisation activities.   Mr Smol, who was the founding Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business,...

Building on the momentum

Viclink’s Dr Anne Barnett has moved from her role as General Manager, Commercialisation, and into a new role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).    No stranger to the Intellectual Property (IP) commercialisation...

New appointment a ‘home coming’

Dr Janice Cheng says she’s looking forward to bringing her expertise and experience “from both sides of the coin” to help other Victoria researchers bridge the gap between research and...

The business of learning

When this year’s Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp graduates pitched their business ideas to an enthusiastic audience at the BizDojo’s new premises last night, it was immediately obvious that the focus for...

All Change

An idea developed at the Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp in 2016 looks set to change the way New Zealand students search for tertiary study courses—and the way education providers recruit those...

Well suited to making a difference

After years spent studying and working in fields focused on improving the way the world lives and works, Viclink’s newest recruit—Ashwath Sundaresan—is well suited to his role as Senior Commercialisation...

A predictor of success

Every year, landslides kill thousands of people[https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article/40/10/927/130722/Global-patterns-of-loss-of-life-from-landslides] and cost billions of dollars[https://www.statista.com/statistics/267837/economic-damage-caused-by-mudslides/] around the globe. Now, new technology from a student-led research project looks set to revolutionise the way geotechnical...

Point Zero advance on Australia

Viclink startup Point Zero[https://pointzero.nz/] has been attracting global attention since the launch of its world-first, interactive, three-dimensional hologram technology three years ago. Now, it’s attracted the attention of Queensland Government,...

The year that was

At the beginning of the year, I wrote that 2017 would be one of Viclink’s biggest years to date and now, as I reflect back, it’s safe to say that...

Bootcamp kicks off

The seventh annual Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp got off to a great start on 20 November, with 10 teams turning up to begin their entrepreneurial journey.   “The quality of this year’s teams...