The University of Auckland Innovation Institute China

UniServices 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.
“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


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.

The University of Auckland

Governments across the world are looking to technology innovation as a driver for national economic growth, and to universities as the incubators of this national capacity. After two phases of in-depth study, the MIT Skoltech Initiative established a university innovation ecosystem benchmark and identified the University of Auckland as part of the emerging group of world leaders.

Many of our academics are also inventors and entrepreneurs. According to The Reuters Top 75 list of Asia’s most innovative universities in 2016, we rank as the most innovative university in Australasia. The University of Auckland Innovation Institute was established in November 2016 and is the University’s first offshore commercial research company. It is part of UniServices, a commercial research, knowledge transfer and custom education company. UniServices’ core business is to transform knowledge into solutions for real-world
challenges, working with government and industry for more than 25 years. With innovative projects and world-leading researchers, we aim to solve the challenges faced by industry and society, now and in the future.

The University supports economic growth locally and nationally through innovation and entrepreneurship, creating quality jobs and high-value businesses, producing graduates that contribute to and strengthen our economy and society, to the benefit of all New Zealanders. The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university. It is the only New Zealand University ranked in in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings. It is also the highest ranked New Zealand university in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Auckland UniServices Ltd

At UniServices, we bring ideas to life. We partner with the best minds in academia and business to apply intelligent thinking to ideas that have the potential to change the world. Together with our partners, we look to the future, imagine the possibilities, and innovate for public and private good. For nearly 30 years, we’ve collaborated with hundreds of organisations on thousands of projects in New Zealand and around the world. At UniServices, our imagination knows no bounds. With the full strength of the University of Auckland behind us, our team is dedicated to working with our customers to make a difference to people’s lives.