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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 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…

CIE Code of Conduct

We are committed to fostering an open exchange of ideas; encouraging freedom of thought, expression and debate; and creating an inspiring and supportive environment for all our students and staff. We are equally dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free experience for everyone engaging with the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Harassment includes but is not limited to; gender, sexual orientation, ability, appearance, race, age and religion.

If you experience any form of harassment or feel unsafe during any interactions with the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and its members, representatives or industry partners, please report this as soon as possible to either:

  1. A Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship staff member, either in person, or see cie.auckland.ac.nz/contact-us for contact details.
  2. The Proctor’s office: Email proctor@auckland.ac.nz or phone 027 839 3832.

All allegations will be investigated, and principles of natural justice applied (“the right to be heard” and “no person may judge their own case”).

If you feel we fall short of our values or our commitment, please speak up. We want and need to hear from you.

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