13 October 2006
Waikatolink ranks in the top 3% of university commercialisation offices, based on the latest available (2004) benchmarking data from the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). Compared with its US peers, WaikatoLink is ranked:
- Fourth (4th) out of 157 universities (in 2004) for license income received per research dollar expended. This outperforms prestigious Universities such as Stanford (14th in 2004), Harvard (27th in 2004) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (36th in 2004).
- First (1st) for research expenditure per start-up company.On average, an investment in research of US$78.7 million is required by US universities to result in one start-up company; the University of Waikato spends only US$4.05 million for the same result. Although the University and WaikatoLink may be small in size relative to the US universities, we make startlingly efficient use of our research dollar.
WaikatoLink’s performance in 2005 was even better, although comparable data from the US is not yet available.
Source: The National Business Review
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