Open for business

Through the International team at UniSerivces 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.

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International

The Innovation Institute provides unprecedented access to an extensive range of networks, research and funding opportunities in China.

Dr Lisbeth Jacobs, GM International

Our International Team

Dr Lisbeth Jacobs
Dr Lisbeth Jacobs
Executive Director - International
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Lisbeth leads the international team and a portfolio of international activities and commercial and public good contracts in the areas of health, science, engineering and education. Lisbeth also leads the University of Auckland Innovation Institute in Hangzhou, China. She brings a wealth of experience in international business, corporate strategy, business development and research & development management. Lisbeth is also the Honorary Consul of Belgium.

Kelvin Keh
Kelvin Keh
Director Business Development - Health
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Kelvin has been with UniServices since 2008 in various roles. He has extensive international business experience across a number of sectors including biotech, pharma and nutrition. Kelvin is passionate about translating New Zealand research excellence into real world outcomes that can improve people’s lives.

Dr Pau Medrano-Gràcia
Dr Pau Medrano-Gràcia
Business Development Manager - Science and Engineering
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Pau connects the capabilities and expertise in Science and Engineering with international clients and funders. With over 10 years’ experience in R&D, and an honorary member of the Department of Anatomy and Medical Imaging, he understands both Academia and Industry. Pau welcomes queries in English, Spanish, French or Catalan.

Dr Judith Hammond
Dr Judith Hammond
Programme Manager
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Judith currently manages a bio-medical programme based at the Liggins Institute which aims to accelerate the discovery and translation of knowledge to make a positive impact on long-term maternal and off-spring health. She travels to China on a regular basis and welcomes the opportunity to explore opportunities for research collaboration and commercial opportunities for pre-clinical and clinical research.

Cara Calvert
Cara Calvert
Director Offshore Projects
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Cara is responsible for the offshore delivery of projects, collaborating with international Government and University clients in the education sector. Successful past collaborations have been undertaken in the Middle East, Malaysia and Mexico. Cara also works with international government education providers and University of Auckland academics to develop initiatives for customised international professional development and training programmes for delivery offshore or in New Zealand.

Chris Carey
Chris Carey
Business Development Manager - Education
Kerryn Kilkenny
Kerryn Kilkenny
Business Development Manager - Health