Research & Enterprise led by its Director, Dr Simon Lovatt, supports the University of Waikato's research activities and the process of creating value from research discoveries and innovation. The team works with both University researchers and external partners, including iwi, government, industry and community organisations, to extend research capability and broaden partnership opportunities that foster collaborative research, the implementation of research findings, and knowledge and technology transfer.

Research & Enterprise provides the following support services:

Project funding and contracting;

  • Advice on public and private funding sources
  • Proposal development
  • Contracting and IP management

External research, consultancy and service provision;

  • Business development and engagement
  • Industry connections and external partnerships
  • Market intelligence

University processes;

  • Ethics Committee secretariats
  • PBRF support