The University Of Auckland Innovation Institute China

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.

The Institute aims to develop stronger relationships in China with local and central government, Chinese universities and research institutes, Chinese companies and international companies with a presence in China.” says Lisbeth Jacobs, General Manager International at UniServices. “It will also offer a safe pathway for New Zealand and international clients with a desire to undertake research and development in China in collaboration with the University of Auckland.”

Open for business

UniServices has established an 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 be 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. Access to these facilities will enable research and commercial partners to have closer collaborations with Chinese universities, government agencies and businesses.