Chiasma is a national New Zealand organisation that creates links between academia and the wider science, technology and engineering (STEM) industries, with the purpose of helping members to develop a successful and innovative career. Chiasma was launched in September 2004 by Priv Bradoo, Swati Sharma and Daniel Sun, three PhD students in the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, with support from staff at the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.