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Carry out research

Innovate

Microbiology researcherSome of the world's best innovations have come out of problem-solving and the intersection of different areas of expertise.

You have business expertise, and you may have come across a challenge or a problem that has set you thinking ... We have scientific and technical expertise; in working together we could arrive at an innovative solution! 

Alternatively you may have an idea or a prototype and you want to test its ability to deliver the kind of outcomes you need. Again, the scientific skills and equipment at University of Otago's Division of Sciences may be able to take your innovation to the next level.

To make connections with the right people, we recommend you start at the Research and Enterprise office.

Visit the Research and Enterprise website

Access our expertise

Alternatively, you may just want to find the right expertise for yourself and make direct contact with that person. Our Expertise Database is a great starting point. If you can't find the exact area you're looking for, contact the Research  and Enterprise office via the link above.

Find a staff member in the Expertise Database

View the list of departmental contacts for business enquiries

Problem solving

If you have any further enquires, please contact:

Rachel Elliot
Enterprise Manager, Research and Enterprise
Email rachel.elliot@otago.ac.nz

Case Study

The Case study for this section is the development of a device to test for parasites out in the field. 

Menixis case study