Ideas to life



At UniServices, we bring ideas to life. We partner with the best minds in academia and business to apply intelligent thinking to ideas that have the potential to change the world





Ideas to Life Conference

The University of Auckland Innovation Institute inaugural China_NZ Conference  took place in December 2017


Technology Development

With expertise in commercialisation, intellectual property and early stage investing, UniServices actively identifies, protects and develops ground-breaking discoveries with commercial potential.



Managing the relationship between funders and academics, service delivery, contract development and service design, managing risk and proposal and policy development.



We support our industry partners in engaging with academics, we can also assist with accessing government funding for R&D.



Through the International team at UniServices you can access the extensive portfolio of new technologies available for commercial licensing, and spin-out companies for investment, based on over 400 new inventions and hundreds of new patents lodged in the last five years alone.

UniServices news

Government-backed Medical Research Commercialisation Fund makes first New Zealand investment in pharmaceutical company spun-out of the University of Auckland. The Medical Research Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) today announces an investment of NZD$8 million in Series A funding for Kea Therapeutics Ltd., an early stage pharmaceutical company which is developing a new drug for the relief of severe pain.
The University of Auckland partners with the NBR for their RADAR publication, which identifies future wealth creators set to make a significant contribution to NZ’s economic success.  See who made the list.
A culturally-adapted parenting programme for Māori families has increased parents’ confidence, reduced conflict between partners and improved children’s behaviour. These results followed participation by the families in a four-hour programme. The Ministry of Health funded study was conducted by the University of Auckland and the Ngāti Hine Health Trust in Te Tai Tokerau, one of the largest Māori health providers in the country.