Commercialisation & Collaboration

We collaborate with research organisations and industries worldwide to understand the intrinsic health properties of natural produce.

Many of our programmes are funded by the government and include close partnerships with leading industry groups and innovative companies. These relationships are often long-standing, offer influence in the direction of the work, and access to information, technologies and new products early in development. Our partners include:

  • Food and beverage companies
  • Flavour and ingredient companies
  • Nutraceutical companies
  • Industry bodies
  • Major growers and grower organisations.

The value of research and development is substantially enhanced by the right kind of commercialisation. We are experienced in:

  • Licensing
  • Joint ventures and Partnerships
  • Spin out
  • Fee-for-service work
  • Collaborative agreements.

We are also members of the National Science Challenge High Value Nutrition, the Palmerston North-based food alliance Food HQ and the Bioresource Processing Alliance.