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Uniservices Wins Business Excellence Award

Uniservices Wins Business Excellence Award

Auckland UniServices Ltd has chalked up a major win in the Vero Excellence in Business Support Awards.

The University of Auckland’s technology transfer company beat five other finalists to clinch the “Large business over $10 million turnover” category.

The awards recognise contributions in providing quality products and services, making life easier for business owners. Entrants are independently evaluated by the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation using international criteria designed to showcase best practice.

Auckland UniServices Ltd, wholly owned by The University of Auckland, is the largest technology transfer company of its kind in Australasia. It manages the University’s intellectual property and is responsible for all research-based consultancy partnerships and commercialisation.

UniServices’ annual revenues exceed $100 million and it employs 750 staff. It has created more than 100 new licences in the past five years based on University of Auckland inventions. In the same period its start-ups have attracted $226 million from global investors.

“We are both elated and honoured to receive this award,” says UniServices CEO, Dr Peter Lee. “We were placed ahead of recognised brand names such as Kiwibank, Fuji Xerox New Zealand, Bartercard, Maclean Computing and the Interface Financial Group.

“The award is a great recognition for UniServices: a company in the knowledge economy, committed to New Zealand and Kiwi companies.”

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