Innovation Timeline

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2017

SapVax

UniServices and the University of Auckland partner with an American drug development company to launch SapVax, a biotech start-up which develops novel cancer vaccines

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2016

Top Ranked University

The University of Auckland is ranked #1 in New Zealand and Australia and #27 out of 75 in the inaugural Reuters Top 75: Asia's Most Innovative Universities rankings

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2016

Soul Machines

Artificial Intelligence start-up company Soul Machines attracts US$ 7.5 million from Hong Kong based VC firm Horizon Ventures

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2016

Innovation Institute of China

The University of Auckland Innovation Institute China is established

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2016

Engender Technologies

Spin-out company Engender Technologies commercialises technology to improve sorting of sperm by sex for the dairy industry

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2015

Joint Centre for Biomedicine

Maurice Wilkins Centre, hosted by the University of Auckland, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health sign a research commercialisation agreement and form a Joint Centre for Biomedicine

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2014

Top 5 "emerging leaders in entrepreneurship"

MIT Skoltech Initiative University Innovation Ecosystem Benchmark Report identifies the University of Auckland as one of the world's top five "emerging leaders in entrepreneurship" expected to become a major international innovation powerhouse in the decades ahead

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2014

UniServices collaborate with Yashili

Research collaboration agreement is signed between UniServices and food company Yashili to conduct strategic industry research

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2014

Asia IP Exchange (AsiaIPEX)

Return On Science is announced as the latest strategic partner for the Asia IP Exchange (AsiaIPEX), the region's largest free online platform for international intellectual property trading

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2013

SPARX wins international award

SPARX, a computer programme for adolescent depression, wins an international digital award form UNESCO's Netexplo in Paris

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2013

Samsung invests in PowerbyProxi

Samsung invests in wireless charging start-up PowerbyProxi

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2012

IPT electric car trial with Qualcomm

IPT, the technology which allows electric cars to be charged wirelessly, hits the streets of London as part of an electric car trial

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2012

PR610 goes to clinical trial

ACSRC cancer drug PR610 goes to clinical trial in the United States and New Zealand

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2012

Baby X

Interactive simulations including a 'live' computer-generated baby driven by neurobehavioural models are developed at Dr. Sagar's new Laboratory for Animate Technologies

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2012

Artificial muscles

Auckland Bioengineering Institute develops electronic solution for artificial muscles made of stretchy rubber that can be made into sensors, power generators and actuators

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2011

HaloIPT sold to Qualcomm Inc.

HaloIPT, a start-up company focused on IPT technology for electric vehicles is sold to Qualcomm Inc.

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2010

Trial of healthcare robots

A world first clinical trial of 35 healthcare robots together with a Korean university commences

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2009

Pathway Therapeutic raises AU$10 million

Spin-out company Pathway Therapeutic raises AU$10 million of venture capital funding

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2008

DMXAA

Anti-cancer drug DMXAA enters Phase III clinical trials and is licensed to Novartis for NZ$890 million

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2006

EpiGen is launched

The international consortium (UK, Singapore, NZ) EpiGen is launched, applying the science of neonatal nutrition to infant food development

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2006

Proacta raises more than NZ$52 million

Spin-out company Proacta raises more than NZ$52 million to develop unique anti-cancer technology

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2004

Neuren Pharmaceuticals

Spin-out company Neuren Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical which develops therapies for brain injury and neurodegeneration, is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange

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2002

Liggins Institute

The Liggins Institute, a world leading centre for translational research on fetal and child health, is officially opened by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

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2002

Light Metals Research Centre

A world leading Light Metals Research Centre is launched

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2001

The Auckland Bioengineering Institute

The Auckland Bioengineering Institute, a cross-faculty research centre focusing on the application of mathematical and engineering sciences to biology and human physiology, is launched

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2001

NZ$30 million global clinical stroke trial

UniServices delivers a NZ$30 million global clinical stroke trial for the World Health Organisation, Servier and International Society of Hypertension

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1990

Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre

Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre (ACSRC) enters two multimillion dollar contracts with the US National Cancer Institute

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1989

Daifuku

Wireless charging technology is licensed to Daifuku for applications in clean room factory automation

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1988

Auckland UniServices Ltd

Auckland UniServices Ltd is incorporated

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1986

Professors pioneer IPT

Professors John Boys and Grant Covic pioneer wireless inductive power transfer technology (IPT). They are the first in the world to make power jump efficiently across air from one object to another by intersecting two magnetic fields

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1883

Auckland University College is opened

Auckland University College is opened in May