The Research & Enterprise Office

The Research & Enterprise Office led by Director Research & Enterprise, Dr Simon Lovatt, combines the University's Research Office functions with that of the commercialisation office, WaikatoLink. The Research & Enterprise Office supports the University of Waikato's research activities and the process of creating value from research discoveries and innovation. The Research & Enterprise Office 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.

The Office 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 liaison
  • PBRF support

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