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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...

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...