One year ago, Neurofanos was announced as the overall winner of the 2022 Velocity $100k Challenge and the entrepreneurial journey for this multidisciplinary team of biomedical engineers, neurosurgeons, researchers, and academics was launched. Their winning innovation is a revolutionary AI-driven tool capable of measuring and analysing the structure of the brain in real time. It is a technological advancement with the potential to support neurosurgeons to perform more accurate surgeries, leading to improved patient safety.
Dr Serena and Gerald Naepi took out third place in the University of Auckland’s $100k Velocity Challenge with a tailored project management software system, designed to support the unique needs of academics and researchers.
The University of Auckland I Waipapa Taumata Rau, has been recognised for the outstanding achievements of its Velocity entrepreneurship development programme by the Global Entrepreneurship Network New Zealand (GEN NZ). Velocity recently was awarded for Academic Initiative of the Year at an event held at GridAKL’s Future Lab.
Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland has returned another string of successful results in the annual SCOPR report, including coming out first for the number of active spinout and start-up companies for 2022.
Two spinouts from the University of Auckland Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) have formed a collaborative relationship, resulting in both start-ups participating in the 2023 New Zealand Aerospace Summit.
Nearly two dozen student participants of the Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) have had their newly acquired skills and extra-curricular work recognised with a University of Auckland Distinguished Graduate Award. Award recipients received their certificate at a recent celebration event held at the Fale Pasifika.
A hackathon that celebrates creativity and stupidity has gone global. The Terrible Ideas Hackathon at Waipapa Taumata Rau | the University of Auckland is about to run for the third year in a row, taking place at its original home of Kura Matahuna | Unleash Space - the innovation hub run by the University of Auckland Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). This year it will also simultaneously run on 8 – 10 December in Sydney, London and Whangārei.
Construction and demolition waste, detection of plant diseases and fitness tracking were just a few of the real-world concerns tackled by innovators and entrepreneurs as part of the 2023 Velocity $100k Challenge.
Formerly home to the iconic Lion Brewery, Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland purchased the 5.2-hectare Khyber Pass property in May 2013. Just over ten years later, many people are curious about what is happening inside the expansive facilities. Known as the Newmarket Campus, the area encompasses a wonderland of facilities, equipment and research capabilities to support the Faculties of Engineering and Science. The site also hosts the New Zealand Product Accelerator and is home to the University’s Newmarket Innovation Precinct (NIP), a multidisciplinary industry-facing research and development community.
An unprecedented number of students from different disciplines have been recognised as outstanding student innovators in the 2023 University of Auckland Blues Awards. Their innovations span everything from solutions to improve brain surgery to interventions to address social isolation in the elderly.