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Battery technology to extend the life of lead-acid batteries in idle emission applications. Technology developed at the University of Canterbury.


AuramerBio is a point-of-care diagnostics development company. Its novel technology allows us to accurately measure extremely low levels of biologically relevant molecules at the point-of-care.

Avalia Immunotherapies

Platform technology that can be used to design new treatments for cancer, infectious disease and allergy, with an initial focus centring on cancer immunotherapy. Technology from the Malaghan Institute for Medical Research and Victoria University of Wellington.


CertusBio’s sensors will enable real-time analysis of substances that are either used in industry, produced by industry or disposed of as waste by industry, which currently have to be analysed using off-site and offline lab-based techniques. Technology from Lincoln Agritech.


Decision support software used by crop growers and processors to improve yield. Developed by Plant and Food Research.


EdPotential delivers software-as-a-service products based on advanced algorithms and data analysis capability, enabling schools to make more informed decisions, enhance teaching practice, saving teachers time and improving student outcomes.


Ferronova is an Adelaide-headquartered medical device company, bringing together patented magnetic probe technology from University of South Australia and magnetic nanoparticle technology from Victoria University of Wellington.

Fluent Scientific

Fluent is combining new linguistic science with “big data” and machine learning to build an artificial intelligence platform that can provide improved and faster analysis of verbal communication skills and placement against real-world expectations.


Hi-Aspect is developing a range of new ingredients for the cosmetics and healthcare industries, based on its protein fibril technology.


High-efficiency turbines for electricity generation designed using proprietary computational fluid dynamics software. Power range from 200 kW to 30 MW. Targeting in-race and small hydro applications in Oceania.

Inhibit Coatings

Inhibit Coating’s surface coatings display strong antimicrobial activity against E. coli, and also prevent the settlement of diatoms (microscopic algae). Preliminary antifouling tests show very good static resistance to biofouling in the New Zealand marine environment.

Invert Robotics

Invert Robotics has breakthrough technology enabling robots to climb a range of industrial surfaces. This technology is used to inspect industrial vessels quickly and safely. Technology developed at the University of Canterbury.

Koti Technologies

Koti is pushing the boundaries of traditional coating systems in a wide range of applications including Silicon wafer manufacture, aerospace and general manufacturing. Technology developed at the University of Canterbury.

Mars Bioimaging

Colour x-ray CT imaging. This technology was developed at the University of Canterbury and CERN.


Building Information Modelling is a new way of approaching the design and documentation of building projects. Computer aided design (CAD) models that hold product information.

Motim Technologies

Mobile advertising using virtual reality technology. A spin-out company from the University of Canterbury.

Objective Acuity

Objective Acuity is a digital health company that is developing a patented system to objectively, accurately and quickly test visual acuity and other health issues, licensed from The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Photonic Innovations

Reliable, calibration-free gas detection using laser spectroscopy. This technology was developed at the University of Otago.


Solar-powered LED lighting for roading and industrial environments including black ice warning systems.

Syft Technologies

Super-nose technology for the detection of volative organic compounds. A spin-out from the University of Canterbury.

Tiro Medical

Tiro Medical develops tools for the Personalised Healthcare sector – tools that are beneficial to many areas of the healthcare industry, from point of care through to departmental and organisational monitoring, review and refinement.

Upstream Medical Technologies

Upstream has a platform of cardio endocrine biomarkers that accurately diagnose a range of conditions in heart disease and associated complications which are currently problematic for emergency department physicians. Technology from the University of Otago.


Real-time bacteria detection technology applied to the food industry for food safety and quality. Developed at the University of Canterbury.