Welcome

ManufacturingNZ  >  News & Info  >  Latest  >  Helping to Commercialise NZ’s Creativity

Helping to Commercialise NZ’s Creativity

Published 29 September 2015, from ManufacturingNZ

In today's competitive world innovation is becoming a strong focus, not only in New Zealand but in other parts of the world. If we want to make an impact and compete globally, we need to be more innovative and know the right tools to turn ideas into new products, services and new ways of working.

The University of Auckland Business School has developed a Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship (MCE) in response to calls from many sectors, including business, researchers, scientists and academia, to increase the commercialisation of New Zealand's investment in science and innovation.

The MCE is now in its fourth year and more than 90 people have either graduated or are currently part-way through the programme.

The MCE is designed to provide the core knowledge and skills needed to commercialise and take new products, services and process to market based on research, discovery, invention and new ideas.
It has been specially designed for working professionals – ie people working in industry, innovators and researchers, operating at the intersection of technology and the market place . To enable their attendance the course is taught on a part-time basis and is delivered fortnightly on Friday ( 3-7 pm ) and Sat ( 9 – 12noon ) to minimise time away from work.

The programme is excellent for organisations to enhance their entrepreneurial activity and to learn about the techniques and tool boxes used by start-up and other entrepreneurial ventures that enable them to increase the amount and speed of their innovation and commercialisation activity

In addition, with over 90 graduates or current participants in the programme and exposure to over 20 guest speakers each year, the programme is now highly valued for the peer group connections it develops amongst the course participants and the network it provides into the regional innovation and commercialisation ecosystem.

The MCE 2016 prospectus – click here - has all the relevant details of the programme, including testimonials from those who have been on the programme and what they have got out of it.
There is also an excellent website with complete information about the programme – plus information sessions held on the first Tuesday of the month ie 6 Oct – 3 Nov – 1 Dec 2015.

Applications for the 2016 intake close on 8 December 2015.

If you have any questions please contact the team at the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Phone: +64 9 923 4985
Email: cie@auckland.ac.nz

Email: