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Power electronics researcher nominated for Kudos Award

Reliable power supply is a must when we depend so heavily on electronics – everything from cellphones to whiteware – to get us through the day. Power interruption is not just frustrating for the consumer, surges caused by lightning strikes and other weather events can damage sophisticated electronic componentry. But University of Waikato electronics lecturer and researcher Nihal Kularatna of the Faculty of Science & Engineering is investigating new techniques more…


WaikatoLink director takes up new opportunities

Long serving WaikatoLink director, Ross Townshend, is stepping down from the Board of Directors to take up a new career that will see him commuting from his Hamilton home to Christchurch and all over the world. Mr Townshend has been appointed CEO of Wools of New Zealand, a grower-owned company that has been set up to resurrect New Zealand’s wool industry. WaikatoLink is the commercialisation and technology transfer company of more…


5 follow up questions with Nigel Slaughter

Commercial Manager Nigel Slaughter recently returned from a workshop in Pretoria, South Africa. The following interview gives an outline of what he got up to, as well as some insight into the state of technology commercialisation at home and abroad. Can you give a brief run-down on what you got up to in Pretoria?


Aduro Biopolymers secures investment from Wallace Corporation

Hamilton, New Zealand, 21 February 2013 – Hamilton-based Aduro Biopolymers, a natural resource materials and biopolymer company, today announced it has secured investment from Wallace Corporation, by volume New Zealand’s largest service rendering business, processing a variety of co-products from the meat processing industry. Aduro Biopolymers is a spin-out company formed by WaikatoLink Limited, the technology transfer office of the University of Waikato. The company was formed to develop and more…


Workshop to assist SA researchers identify commercial IP potential

Pretoria, South Africa – 5 February, 2013 – The National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO) will host an intellectual property (IP) commercialisation workshop in Pretoria next week, in a bid to uncover new innovations in engineering for mining and agriculture. The goal of the workshop, themed “Engineering for Mining and Agriculture”, is to see more emerging technologies reach the market by giving researchers and technology transfer professionals a greater understanding more…


PET Cell in Unlimited

Pure gold After a decade of research, Waikato scientists are commercialising technology that smooths primary exporters’ troubled waters. Photography: Borden Li Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink. The Waikato, with its mighty river and verdant pastureland, does not immediately spring to mind as a place where an ancient mariner or anyone else might struggle for drinkable water. But the province’s peaty soils can make life difficult in the more…


11Ants Analytics launches 11Ants Predictor for Microsoft SQL Server

Integrates easily with Microsoft SQL Server transforming it into a forward looking predictive analytics solution within hours – not days or months HAMILTON, New Zealand, 4 October 2012 – 11Ants Analytics today launched 11Ants Predictor for Microsoft SQL Server, a break-through solution which transforms Microsoft SQL Server into a forward-looking predictive analytics solution, in hours. 11Ants Predictor leverages an organization’s considerable investment in data warehouses by transforming the data warehouse more…


11Ants Analytics signs Elder Research as US reseller for predictive analytics software products

HAMILTON, New Zealand, 2 October 2012 – 11Ants Analytics, the leader in assisted predictive analytics, today announced it had signed a reseller agreement with Elder Research Inc. (ERI), the leading consulting company in data mining, predictive analytics, and text mining in the United States. Under the agreement Elder Research will resell the 11Ants Analytics suite of software products including 11Ants Customer Churn Analyzer, 11Ants Customer Response Analyzer and 11Ants Predictor more…


KCA Fundamentals of Technology Transfer Course

A couple of weeks ago Knowledge Commercialisation Australia (KCA) and KiwiNet partnered to bring the KCA Fundamentals of Technology Transfer Course to New Zealand. The course kicked off with Alistair Hick, Director of Commercialisation at Monash University, and Nigel Slaughter (top right), GM Commercial at WaikatoLink, hitting home some of the fundamental truths of working at a technology transfer office. “Failure becomes the norm” – the road to commercial success more…


11Ants Analytics launches 11Ants Predictor for Oracle

11Ants Analytics today launched 11Ants Predictor for Oracle, a break-through solution which transforms Oracle into a forward-looking predictive analytics solution, in hours. 11Ants Predictor leverages an organization’s considerable investment in data warehouses by transforming the data warehouse from a backward looking analytics tool to an ‘intelligent’ competitive tool to predict customer behaviour. Tom Fuyala, Director, Business Development, 11Ants Analytics says, “We have provided a way for Oracle shops all over more…