Research & Innovation - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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The role of Research & Innovation is to provide end-to-end services which facilitate and support all stages of research and innovation development conducted at the University of Canterbury, from initial funding of the research through to commercialisation of the outcomes, where appropriate. Research & Innovation provides support and assistance to the University's academic staff in their quest for research funding and other support. The unit is the University's liaison with funding bodies, industry and business, and oversees all contracts relating to research, consultancy and commercialisation.

Research & Innovation staff are your initial point of contact at UC if you are interested in research, commercialisation of the University’s intellectual property, consultancy services or business opportunities.

Canterbury disaster response knowledge shared with ASEAN nations

21 September 2017 The University of Canterbury’s extensive emergency response leadership expertise is being shared internationally with a group of Southeast Asian disaster management experts. (read article)

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Professor Keith Alexander – UC Innovation Medal Winner 2010

“I made a pump system for getting gold out of rivers. I liked doing that stuff — although I only found enough gold for a filling, I think.”

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Professor Tim Bell – UC Innovation Medal Winner 2011

“When people think about computer science they often equate it with programming, but it’s a lot more than that, and it’s how to communicate this that got me thinking...”

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UC Innovation Medal Winners 2013

Dr Alessandro Palermo and Professors Andy Buchanan and Stefano Pampanin, Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.

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Associate Professor Maggie-Lee Huckabee - UC Innovation Medal Winner 2014

“It is an honour to receive this award but I see it not so much as an award for me, but for me and all the clinicians and hospitals who I have worked with, including postgraduate students. The research programme was a group effort.”

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Associate Professor Michael Tarren-Sweeney - UC Innovation Medal Winner 2016

“The central key to their recovery is supporting their carers and explaining to their carers why the children do this. Then they slowly do recover over a very long period of time, if the carers are supported properly.”

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Professor Rick Beatson - UC Innovation Medal Winner 2015

“I am very grateful to the University for this recognition of the applied side of my work, and to the teams at ARANZ Geo and ARANZ Medical for the opportunity to collaborate on so many fascinating real world problems.”

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Professor Jennifer Hay - UC Research Medal Winner 2015

“I enjoy interacting with and learning from all of the incredibly smart, generous and fun people I work with – doctoral students, postdocs and collaborators from around the world”

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Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award 2014

Professor Brendon Bradley, Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, and Associate Professor Daniel Stouffer, Biological Sciences.

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Research Medal Winner 2014, Distinguished Professor Mike Steel

Distinguished Professor David Schiel - UC Research Medal Winner 2016

"We’re trying to anticipate the impact of different levels of human usage or natural forces and factors on the function of our highly diverse ecosystems.”

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Research Medal Winner 2014, Distinguished Professor Mike Steel

UC Research Medal Winners 2014

Distinguished Professor Mike Steel, Mathematics and Statistics, and Professor C. Michael Hall, Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

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UC Research Medal Winners 2013

Professor Angus Macfarlane, Professor of Māori Research at UC, and Professor Dave Kelly, School of Biological Sciences.

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Professor Philip Joseph - UC Research Medal Winner 2012

“I was naturally delighted to be awarded the Research Medal. It reflects positively on the research depth of the Law School, so I am very pleased. It is certainly one of the highlights of my career.”

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Professor Douglas Bridges – UC Research Medal Winner 2011

“This theory is absolutely our baby and I think it is the most significant thing I’ve done in the last 10 years.”

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Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland – UC Research Medal Winner 2009

Professor Jack Copeland’s work is considered remarkable not only for its success but also its breadth.

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Associate Professor Girish Prayag - Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award 2015

“What does it mean to be resilient, through the lens of community resilience, personal resilience, and organisational resilience?”

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Associate Professor Geoff Rodgers 2016

“We believe this multiple sensor approach and associated modelling – the missing link – will lead to significant new insights into implant mechanics and could significantly improve patient care”

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Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase 2017

“Professor Chase has initiated, developed and successfully applied a novel area of Bio-Engineering research with a very strong clinical-applications focus”

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