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ENGAGE WITH US

We love to collaborate. Our partnerships with organisations and entrepreneurs are essential in developing the entrepreneurial mindset throughout the University. We seek partnerships and volunteers to help develop enterprising graduates with the tools to transform knowledge into wealth.

We love to collaborate. Our partnerships with organisations and entrepreneurs are essential in developing the entrepreneurial mindset throughout the University. We seek partnerships and volunteers to help develop enterprising graduates with the tools to transform knowledge into wealth.


How you can get involved?

Get involved in a way that suits you. Passionate about speaking? Lead in a seminar. Love to share your experience? Become a mentor. Got a sharp eye for success? Become a judge. Organisations can provide innovation or commercialisation projects for our programmes or event become a valued sponsor. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.


Volunteer

All of our programmes are a blend of leading academic thought and real-life experiences from people who have been there and done it. We need volunteers from the entrepreneurial and business communities to give their time to bring our programmes to life. We are always seeking judges, mentors and speakers for our experiential programmes such as the Master of Commercialisation, Velocity and the programmes run from our innovation hub and maker space, Unleash Space.

Programmes

We offer a wide range of innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialisation programmes. Find the one that’s right for you. Read more…

“Volunteering and mentoring at the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) over the last year has been an absolute pleasure and an eye opener to the aptitude and energy of New Zealand’s youth.

Having had a fascinating and very fulfilling global career, most of it spent living in London and working through the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia – it is extremely important to me to give back to future generations.

Working with the CIE is an amazing opportunity to do this with students who are so hungry for the knowledge and exposure to others they can learn from. My work with the CIE has ranged from business mentoring to health and wellbeing workshops and being able to use my lived experience to help our future innovators has been extremely rewarding.

I have been absolutely blown away by the talent, idea generation and passion I have seen working with the students at the CIE – the learning has gone both ways and I am looking forward to doing more with them in the future! They are truly inspiring to work with.”

Leanne Prichard is an experienced business development manager and entrepreneur.

 

Events

Successful entrepreneurs and business experts will inspire you at our next networking or speaker event. Read more…

Give us a project

Both our Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship (MCE) students and Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) students undertake supervised projects that brings together their learning in the programme.

We need organisations to provide live projects that would benefit from our students applying their knowledge and skills to:

  • Commercialise your science and technology (MCE)
  • Identify, assess, and value strategic opportunities for growth for your business (Executive MBA)

The MCE project will enable students to develop an in-depth understanding of how to commercialise science and technology. In the past we have used technologies from universities, CRIs and technology-based enterprises. Project sponsors from the organisation receive regular updates via presentations and a final written report.

The MBA project presents an opportunity for students to apply skills in contextualising problems, analysing problems from multiple perspectives, and suggesting interventions in a consulting capacity. Projects come from a variety of New Zealand companies, and span concepts such as market entry, new product viability, feasibility analysis, strategic planning. Businesses must have a minimum of 10 employees.

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