UniServices Commercialisation Workshops


About The Workshops

UniServices has over 10 years experience in running successful workshops focused on accelerating early research stage ideas towards commercialisation. These interactive one-day workshops have been developed to help you transform your idea into a new and exciting venture.

At the workshop we use the lean canvas methodology to develop an actionable and focused business plan. This can be used to inform a development roadmap, and customer validation and intellectual property strategies going forward. A PDF of the Lean Canvas can be found here.

Upcoming 2020 Workshop dates:

Commercialisation Workshop, 4 December 2020


contact s.wilkins@auckland.ac.nz for more information

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Spin-out Companies supported through the Commercialisation Workshop process

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What happens at the workshop?
In short, we use the lean canvas methodology and build a lean business plan around your idea. We also encourage participants to practice elevator pitches to hone in on the value proposition behind their idea. 

How long do they run for? 
We typically start the workshops at 9:00am and run them through to around 1:00pm. Lunch and morning tea are provided. 

Do I have to have an idea to come to the workshops? 
Ideally, yes. The workshops are optimised for working through specific ideas and applying the lean canvas methodology.

I don't have an idea at the moment but I want to learn more about commercialisation, what can I do? 
We'll have more useful information on this website soon. In the meantime The Centre For Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Velocity have great programs that run throughout the year.

I've heard that it's best to avoid disclosing my idea in case it can be protected with a patent, are the workshops confidential?
Yes, any public discussions or disclosures can limit the ability to patent your idea. As such, everything discussed in the commercialisation workshops is completely confidential between you, the others participating, and the advisors. 


*All submissions are confidential between you and Auckland UniServices Ltd. Any questions? Contact Sam Wilkins