The University of Otago is committed to commercialising its intellectual property and building research links with the private sector. To facilitate this process three entities exist.
The Research and Enterprise Office acts as the conduit for fostering and encouraging research links between commercial entities, funding bodies and the researchers, incorporating the management of intellectual property and facilitation of research collaborations. Contact information for the Research and Enterprise Office.
Otago Innovation Ltd is a University owned company with the purpose of negotiating and agreeing the arrangements for commercialisation of intellectual property owned by the University.
The Centre for Innovation provides the physical resource and stimulus for collaboration between University researchers and commercial entities on projects commercialising technology research outcomes. Within the Centre for Innovation is the Dunedin City New Venture Suites offering customised business counseling to start-up and emerging enterprises.