Industrial Design and Innovation

AUTEL Innovation Challenge

Hi All

This has come through from AUT’s Commercialization Unit. Worth looking at……….

If you are an entrepreneur with a fantastic business idea, then we want to hear from you!

The AUTEL Innovation Challenge provides a unique opportunity to profile and celebrate the innovative minds of AUT staff and students. AUT Enterprises Limited (AUTEL) is excited to bring this opportunity to AUT and explore the quality and breadth of research that is taking place.

The AUTEL Innovation Challenge aims to stimulate new business ideas from all parts of the university. These may be in areas of sciences and engineering, in business or in design, the arts and social sciences. We are looking to support creative ideas that address not only perceived current market and societal needs, but also ideas for the future that are around  building a more sustainable society. The activity is designed to complement and reinforce staff and student research efforts.

Prize packages include:

  • 1st place: $20,000 business grant, AUTEL business mentor, $2,000 worth of time with AJ Park Intellectual Property Lawyers
  • 2nd place: $10,000 business grant, AUTEL business mentor, $1,500 worth of time with AJ Park Intellectual Property Lawyers
  • 3rd place: $5,000 business grant, AUTEL business mentor, $1,000 worth of time with AJ Park Intellectual Property Lawyers

For more information and an application form visit http://www.enterprises.aut.ac.nz/innovation-challenge or emailamber.taylor@aut.ac.nz

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