The Research & Enterprise Office

Research & Enterprise led by its Director, Dr Simon Lovatt, combines the University's Research Office functions with that of its commercialisation company, WaikatoLink. Research & Enterprise supports the University of Waikato's research activities and the process of creating value from research discoveries and innovation. The team works with both University researchers and external partners, including government, industry and community organisations, to extend research capability and broaden partnership opportunities that foster collaborative research, the implementation of research findings, and knowledge and technology transfer.

Research & Enterprise provides the following support services:

Project funding and contracting;

  • Advice on public and private funding sources
  • Proposal development
  • Contracting and IP management

External research and commercialisation;

  • Business development and commercialisation
  • Industry connections and external partnerships
  • Market intelligence

University processes;

  • Ethics Committee secretariats
  • PBRF support