Research & Innovation
Nau mai, haere mai - Welcome!
The role of Research & Innovation is to provide end-to-end services which facilitate and support all stages of research and innovation development, from initial funding through to commercialisation, 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, intellectual property, consulting or business opportunities.
Technology Transfer Voucher Programme
Technology Transfer Voucher Programme is a new initiative worth $20million over four years to create better connections between Business and the research community and will assist businesses to access research services and expertise for a specific R&D project. UC is one of the accredited R&D partners to work with industry so please contact either of our Business Development Managers, John Duncan or Carmel Howley if you require further information.
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Changes in NZ's marine environment under scrutiny (22 May 2013)
UC marine expert Professor David Schiel is investigating human-induced and natural long-term changes in ocean forces and sea temperatures around the country.
Study looks at restoring native forests (20 May 2013)
UC forestry researcher Adam Forbes wants to see if native forests can be restored within unwanted pine plantations.
Role of forensics in justice system being studied (20 May 2013)
A University of Canterbury historian is investigating forensics and its developing role in the justice system.