This is where we update the latest news and events regarding our technologies and spin-out companies. We also provide insight into the commercialisation process and what’s happening in relevant industries.


Duncan Mackintosh: Vital for New Zealanders to work together.


Duncan Mackintosh embraces collaboration and considers it vital to his roles as manager, co-founder and director of several technology businesses.

11Ants Analytics nominated for KiwiNet Commercial Deal Award


The 11Ants Analytics acquisition by an Air New Zealand and Aimia Inc. joint venture has been nominated for the PwC Commercial Deal in the KiwiNet 2015 Research Commercialisation Awards.

WaikatoLink sells spinout 11Ants Analytics to Air New Zealand and Aimia


WaikatoLink Limited announced today that it has completed the sale of the business of spinout company 11Ants Analytics to a joint venture between Air New Zealand and Aimia Inc., the Canadian based data-driven marketing and loyalty analytics company.

Ligar secures investment from Wallace Corporation to commercialise polymers that pick out good and bad molecules


Hamilton-based Ligar, the developer of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for purification and extraction, today announced it has secured an initial investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Wallace Corporation.

Power Electronics researcher nominated for Kudos Award


University of Waikato electronics lecturer and researcher Nihal Kularatna's work on novel applications of supercapacitors has seen him nominated in the 2013 KuDos Science Excellence Awards in the Hill Laboratories Science Entrepreneur category.

WaikatoLink director takes up new opportunities


Long-serving WaikatoLink director, Ross Townshend, is stepping down from the Board of Directors to take up a position as CEO of Wools New Zealand.

Five follow-up questions with Nigel Slaughter


General Manager Commercial Nigel Slaughter recently returned from a workshop in Pretoria, South Africa. This article gives an outline of what he got up to, as well as some insight into the state of technology commercialisation at home and abroad.

Aduro Biopolymers Secures Investment from Wallace Corporation


Hamilton-based Aduro Biopolymers, a natural resource materials and biopolymer company, today announced it has secured investment from Wallace Corporation, by volume New Zealand’s largest service rendering business, processing a variety of co-products from the meat processing industry.

Workshop to assist SA researchers identify commercial IP potential


The National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO) will host an intellectual property (IP) commercialisation workshop in Pretoria next week, in a bid to uncover new innovations in engineering for mining and agriculture.

PEFT Cell in Unlimited: Pure Gold


After a decade of research, Waikato scientists are commercialising technology that smooths primary exporters’ troubled waters.

11Ants Analytics launches 11Ants Predictor for Microsoft SQL Server


11Ants Analytics today launched 11Ants Predictor for Microsoft SQL Server, a break-through solution which transforms Microsoft SQL Server into a forward-looking predictive analytics solution, in hours.

11Ants Analytics signs Elder Research as US reseller for predictive analytics software products


11Ants Analytics, the leader in assisted predictive analytics, today announced it had signed a reseller agreement with Elder Research Inc. (ERI), the leading consulting company in data mining, predictive analytics, and text mining in the United States.

KCA Fundamentals of Technology Transfer Course


A couple of weeks ago Knowledge Commercialisation Australia (KCA) and KiwiNet partnered to bring the KCA Fundamentals of Technology Transfer Course to New Zealand.