IP and Innovation

Do you have a great idea to disclose or commercialise?

Entrepreneurs, innovators, and researchers from the University of Auckland - you are in the right place! Having created over 45 companies and licensed over 430 patent families, we have an experienced team and proven methods to support your idea.

At UniServices we protect and nurture intellectual property, and love building better futures by accelerating the commercialisation of ideas out of research to do good in Aotearoa and in the world. We have even developed unique ways to get the best results, making us much more than just a technology-transfer office.

Our specialist Intellectual Property Managers and Commercialisation Managers will work with you to:

  • Assess and secure your idea.
  • Protect your rights and interests as a University Inventor.
  • Find the best route of commercialisation and collaboration with industry partners.

Disclose and protect your idea

If you believe your research at the University of Auckland could be commercialised for public use and benefit, the first step is to ensure your intellectual property is protected and for you to confidentially share your idea with us.

The University of Auckland Inventors’ Fund

The University of Auckland Inventors’ Fund, managed by UniServices, was established in 2016 as a pre-seed and seed stage investment fund positioned to transform university research, intellectual property, and student ventures into high-growth…

Resources for academics and entrepreneurs

Find out about disclosing IP, register for our commercialisation workshops, and get access to our free start-up package.

Startup portfolio

Interested to learn about other ideas we have supported into commercial businesses? We are proud to have supported a range of startups over the years - take a look at our portfolio.