University R&D

University R&D

Find out how researchers at New Zealand's universities are able to help with prototype development, renting specialist equipment and commercialising projects.

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    Advanced Composite Materials, Centre for (CACM)

    CACM brings together expertise from engineering, science and medical faculties to undertake fundamental, applied and industrially focused research on synthetic and bio-based composite materials, manufacturing processes, and design, analysis and experimental characterisation.

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    Beef New Zealand

    Research and technical articles covering many aspects of beef cattle production in New Zealand.

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    Bioengineering & Nanomedicine, Centre for

    Through multifaceted research environments and commercial sector partnerships we aim to facilitate the commercial delivery of biomedical and scientific innovations for the benefit of New Zealand and the international community.

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    Biomedical Technologies (IBTec)

    IBTec research can be broadly classified into two portfolios: Fundamental Research and Applied Research, both of which focus on biomedical applications. IBTec’s Fundamental Research portfolio allows us to explore and publish new ideas of original biomedical research and development, primarily in the area of asthma prevention.

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    Biotechnology (KODE Biotech)

    KODE™ technology is a platform technology with the ability to modify surfaces (cells, virions, liposomes, non-biological membranes) with bioactive compounds including carbohydrates, peptides, proteins, and many other structures. The process is simple, robust and cells and virions maintain vitality and functionality.

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    Clothing & Textiles Centre

    The Centre provides a wide range of consultancy services and carries out contract research in the clothing and textile industry.

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    CRAVE

    CRAVE is involved in the design and implementation of Analogue, Digital, RF and Mixed-signal VLSI circuits & systems. Applications in wireless and wire-line communication as well as signal processing are being developed.

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    Earth Science & Engineering, Institute for

    The IESE of The University of Auckland, New Zealand is a research and development organisation which specialises in geothermal exploration, mircoseismic monitoring, borehole instrumentation and geothermal short course training.

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    Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre)

    The EPECentre is funded by the New Zealand electricity industry via research and consultancy work. It works closely with the Power Engineering Excellence Trust (PEET), whose membership is representative of the various sectors of the industry including generation, transmission, distribution, contracting, consulting and manufacturing.

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    Energy & Fuels Research Unit

    The Energy and Fuels Research Unit (formerly the Vehicle and Fuels Research Unit) was established in 1982 at the time that New Zealand was introducing alternative fuels (CNG and LPG) for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Over the years the unit has evolved and now undertakes research and development in a large number of energy related fields.

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    Industrial Information & Control Centre (I²C²)

    The Industrial Information and Control (I²C²) was established in the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Auckland, to provide a national focal point for research, postgraduate study, graduate training, continuing education and industry consultation in industrial information and control.

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    Infrastructure Research, Centre for (CIR)

    The Centre for Infrastructure Research (CIR) has been established to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to support government and industry with infrastructure research and evidence-based decision-making.

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    Innovation in Biotechnology, Institute for

    The IIB provides industry access to a purpose-built 10,000m2 research building that includes fully equipped laboratories and high-tech equipment facilities. We serve the full life sciences spectrum, including health, food and environmental biotech, and help co-locating companies fast-track R&D by leasing access to the resources of The University of Auckland and the School of Biological Sciences (SBS).

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    Light Metals Research Centre

    Our team includes world leaders in their fields of expertise with substantial experience in aluminium and magnesium smelting, light metal alloys applications, alumina refining, major smelter site upgrades and continuous improvement initiatives. Because they encompass all relevant disciplines, the Centre's team can work on a wide range of technical issues aimed at solving business problems.

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    MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology

    The MacDiarmid Institute is New Zealand's premier research organisation concerned with high quality research in Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.

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    Mechatronics & Robitics Research Group

    We undertake research in a number of mechatronic areas and collaborate with local and international academic institutions incorporating New Zealand industry partnerships. Please use the links above to explore just a small selection of what we do.

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    Nano-mechanical Research Laboratory

    The centre has a wide range of materials processing and characterisation facilities and capabilities, some of which are one of a kind in the country.

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    Open Software Innovation, Centre for (COSI)

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    Organisational Excellence Research

    The Centre for Organisational Excellence Research (COER) undertakes benchmarking and business excellence research and consultancy.

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    Otago Energy Research Centre

    The Otago Energy Research Centre links a diverse spectrum of researchers who share a common goal of assisting the transformation of New Zealand’s energy system to one which is efficient, secure, sustainable, and carbon neutral.

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    Photon Factory

    The Photon Factory is an award-winning research facility with a mission to achieve the extraordinary using state-of-the-art laser photonic technology.

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    Radiation Imaging & Detection Group

    We develop new solid state materials for the detection of X-rays, gamma rays and neutrons, and for recording images of objects placed in X-ray or neutron beams. Our aim is to design and make imaging and detection materials with superior performance - greater sensitivity and speed for detector materials and enhanced contrast and resolution for imaging.

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    Riddet Institute

    The Riddet Institute is a national Centre of Research Excellence.The institute has world-class competency in the areas of biomaterials science and digestive physiology relating to nutrient absorption and metabolism.

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    Sleep Wake Research

    The Centre conducts multi-disciplinary research to increase scientific knowledge to improve health, performance, safety and well-being through a programme of basic and applied research with an integrated approach to sleep and waking function.

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    Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Research Centre

    The New Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre (SIERC) is dedicated to providing a hub for interdisciplinary, academic research in social innovation and entrepreneurship.

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    Sport Performance (SPRINZ)

    The Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) is a multi-disciplinary research team that conducts high impact research related to applied physical performance. Postgraduate student research forms an important part of SPRINZ activity and we currently have a large number of students working towards advanced level qualifications.

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    Stroke & Applied Neurosciences (NISAN)

    The primary aim of NISAN is to conduct high quality epidemiological studies and clinical trials to improve the health and outcomes in people with major neurological disorders – the current emphasis being on stroke and traumatic brain injury. Research with this aim is unique within the landscape of existing research groupings in New Zealand.

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    Surface & Materials Science, Research Centre for (RCSMS)

    The Research Centre for Surface and Materials Science (RCSMS) is unique in materials science and engineering in NZ, being a research facility available to University researchers and a commercial facility available to industry. RCSMS specialises in materials characterisation, in terms of composition and structure, from the very near surface to the bulk of the material.

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    Vitamin D Research Centre

    Researchers at Massey have expertise in a number of physiological conditions and lifecycle stages where vitamin D deficiency is potentially damaging to health in both the short and long term. These include bone health, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and muscle strength, and during pregnancy, infancy and childhood, as well as older age.

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    Waikato Centre for Advanced Materials (WaiCAM)

    The Waikato Centre for Advanced Materials supports research and collaboration in research on advanced materials.

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    Wine Science Programme

    Through its research, teaching and engagement with industry, WIRI is advancing its vision to promote research of the highest academic standards that is of direct value to industry and nation.

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    Wireless Research Centre (WRC)

    The Wireless Research Centre (WRC) of the College of Engineering, is a key research theme within NZi3, focusing on wireless communications. Joining together leading academic researchers from around the world, technology and communication based companies, students and Government to undertake ground breaking research in the field of wireless communication.

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    Wood Technology Research Centre

    The Wood Technology Research Centre at the University of Canterbury was fully established at the end of 1996 as a means of information exchange among staff engaged in wood-related research, to facilitate the shared use of research facilities, enhance research programmes and to promote technology transfer to end users.

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    Yacht & Wind Research Unit

    The primary function of the Yacht Research Unit (YRU) is to coordinate and promote research and engineering activities within The University of Auckland that are related to yachts.

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