As a University of Waikato researcher, when should I let WaikatoLink know about my new research?

It is often helpful for us to find out about new ideas and research as early as possible. We can then work with you to evaluate whether your research can be applied commercially and help in securing the appropriate protection and industry partnerships where necessary. This ensures that you can both publish your work and retain future commercial opportunities. If your research is at idea stage, we can also carry out market and patent research to provide any information you may need or introduce you to companies that could support development.