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The University of Auckland Innovation Institute China





Now open for business

The University of Auckland’s knowledge transfer company, Auckland UniServices Ltd, has established a new Innovation Institute in the Chinese city of Hangzhou.  The Institute occupies a 2800m2 physical space in the Hangzhou Economic and Technological Development Area (HEDA) and will quickly become a world-class centre for research and innovation.

Hangzhou, China

Hangzhou is one of China’s leading innovation and technology hubs and is home to the research and development centres of leading companies like Siemens, Abbott, Pfizer, Novartis, Bayer, Eli Lilly, Merck, Huawei and ABB.

Facilities for hire

The Institute offers meeting rooms, conference facilities and closed office areas which can be booked for client meetings, seminars, functions or as workspace. Bookings can be made on an ad-hoc basis or under a long term co-location agreement. Research and commercial partners will have access to these facilities from mid-2017, enabling closer collaborations with Chinese universities, government agencies and businesses.


“Both Auckland UniServices and the University of Auckland have extensive relationships and collaborations in China, and we see ample opportunity to expand on them in the future.  To help make that possible, we recognised that it was time to show our commitment to China by opening the University of Auckland Innovation Institute China.  We have been extremely pleased with the support we have received from our Chinese colleagues in establishing the Institute and we look forward to the outstanding research and commercialisation work we will do together.”   Dr Andy Shenk, CEO UniServices


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Work with us in China

Researchers, commercial partners and government agencies who would benefit from working with the University of Auckland and UniServices in China are invited to contact one of the following International Business Development Managers depending on the activity area you are interested in:

Health - Kelvin Keh +64 (0)21 275 1171

Education - Bryan Read +64 (0)21 509 504

Science & Engineering - Dr Pau Medrano-Gracia +64 (0)27 406 2944

Science & Engineering - Dr Pretesh Patel +64 (0)21 705 265

For all general enquiries please contact:

Dr Lisbeth Jacobs, General Manager – International +64 (0)21 075 4873