Research and development with industry and the commercial sector

AUT's Commercial Research Team is part of the Research and Innovation Office. We provide support to our academic colleagues to help them partner with industry and commerce to bid for funding and to carry out contract and collaborative research. Commercial research involves the creation of new knowledge where the customer intends to make use of, or otherwise benefit from, this knowledge.

About AUT's Commercial Research Team

The purpose of this team is to co-operate with industry and commerce as a partner to work together towards mutual benefits, such as the creation or development of new products, services, business models etc.

We support our clients, partners and potential partners by providing:

  • A single point of contact to all of AUT’s skills and facilities
  • Help in building teams/consortia, for bidding for funding and for project delivery
  • A seamless transition from IP generation to IP/R exploitation by working closely with our colleagues in AUTEL
  • Helping our business partners grow their business and penetrate new markets
We run a “light-touch” process wherever possible to ensure we always make contract and collaborative research activities easier and more productive and valuable for both our academic colleagues and for our partner clients and customers.

Contact us to find out more

Gary Putt
Gary Putt

Phone: +64 9 921 9398
Mobile: +64 21 502 232

Yun Jae Lee
Yun Jae Lee

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7535
Mobile: +64 21 712 537

Last updated: 07-Sep-2016 9.44am

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