Unitec Institute of Technology

Unitec has over 150 programmes representing a wide range of expertise spanning the social, health and natural sciences, education, creative industries, business, technologies and the built environment.

Specialist areas currently include: Cybersecurity – systems research, business health checks; Computational Intelligence – robotics, medtech, intelligent tutoring, augmented reality; Sustainable Energy – hydrogen technology, energy economics, hot water systems; Built Environment – whole house research, disaster recovery, environmental quality, GIS mapping, virtual design (BIM); Biosecurity, NZ biodiversity, invasive pests and animal behavior; Communication – planning, analysis, media campaigns, events; Market Research and Market Validation – design and implementation; Social Practice/Community Development – evaluation, surveying, project analysis; Health – health services research, clinical research design; Education – early childhood education, evaluation of workplace learning, vocational learning; Sport – effective leadership/coaching in sport; Biostatistics – systematic reviews and meta-analyses.


0800 10 95 10

Carrington Road, 1, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025

Manukau Institute of Technology

MIT has established a dedicated subsidiary company, EnterpriseMIT, to engage with business and industry. Our purpose is to work with organisations to answer questions, solve problems and develop ideas and innovation. We have a wide range of experience in commercialization, business growth and opportunity development. We work in close collaboration with our seven faculties to ensure our clients have access to the most up to date knowledge and expertise.

Some examples of our specialist expertise include: our faculty of nursing and health leads in community health strategies with a strength in qualitative and action research methodologies; our maritime school are recognized globally for maritime consultancy, port modeling and simulator training and development; we have groundbreaking results in freshwater aquaculture research at our dedicated facility; our education and social sciences faculty are renowned for their work in early childhood education; our engineering and trades faculty has expertise in maintenance and reliability, mechatronics and prototype development; creative arts is involved in arts development and workshops throughout New Zealand and our faculty of business and IT is involved in a variety of projects including market research and IT development.

We specialise in growing your ideas and your business.


0800 86 85 85

Newbury Street, Otara, Auckland 2023

Waikato Institute of Technology

Wintec has researchers covering areas ranging from Media Arts, Business, IT and Enterprise, Education, Health and Social Practice, Engineering and Industrial Design, Science and Primary Industries, and Sport and Human Performance. We also have dedicated innovation capabilities in sensor applications (domestic, business and industrial and outdoor applications), On-farm solutions, product development, 3D printing and prototyping, social innovation with application in health, aged care and rural development, and customised in-house training solutions for refresher training or managing high risk work environments.


0800 294 6832

106 Tristram Street, Hamilton West, Hamilton 3204

Wellington Institute of Technology & Whitireia Community Polytechnic

WelTec’s research and innovation activities include: Engineering, which encompasses mechanical, electrical and civil specialities; Information Technology; Business and Management; Creative Technologies; Health and Social Services, including counselling, addiction studies, and youth development. The Institute has a strong reputation for its work in the area of product development, including the design, build and pre-manufacturing phases.

Utilising a “projects with industry” approach, WelTec works with numerous businesses and organisations, including technology companies, and high-value manufacturing enterprises. There is an emphasis in working closely with small to medium-sized enterprises to support their growth and development.


Buick St, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Ara has completed research and development projects for local industries involved in renewable energy systems (including solar thermal, PV and energy management). We have supported local industries and suppliers with one-off niche CAD models and/or designs, 3d products and prototypes, plastics pilot plant, product testing, big data, and design and testing of smart technologies. Our experience covers a diverse range of industries including: transport, energy, power utilities, mobility, data and telecommunications and plastics.


0800 24 24 76

130 Madras Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011

Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechic is engaged with communities, including not-for-profits, professional, business and industry groups, regionally and nationally in an extensive range of farsighted and customer-focussed innovative projects. Our approach to research is well respected across our sector.

We subsidise our academic staff to undertake relevant research through our internal research investment funding. Their research informs curriculum design and teaching and learning.

Our students are encouraged and supported to become creative, innovative and enterprising through highly experiential learning activities, solving real world problems for external NZ-wide partners. Our EPIC (Experiment Production Innovation Construction) facility is available to support students in this.

We have expertise in Design, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Health, Sports Performance, and Sustainable solutions. We deliver education and mentoring directly into the workforce, through a wide variety of business education and development projects, including through Capable NZ and EduBits. Otago Polytechnic is part of the TANZ network, delivering online courses across NZ and beyond.

Please contact us to discuss your research needs. Read more about our research here.


0800 762 786

121 Forth Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016

The Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki

The Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, Te Kura Matatini o Taranaki, or “WITT” as we call ourselves, is the largest tertiary provider of education outcomes in Taranaki.  As a regional provider, we offer a unique service to our customers who include students, employers and industry.

The context for tertiary education has changed dramatically over the last few years, leading WITT to assess, reassess and also change direction to ensure that its purpose and its vision remain appropriate for its size and context – with some room also to dream of a better world.  WITT staff aspire to provide the highest quality tertiary education outcomes and valued outcomes for our students, to meet the skills shortages of the region, and ensure that the Taranaki region remains “home”.


0800 948 896

20 Bell Street, Private Bag 2030, New Plymouth 4342

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology is a high-quality Government owned tertiary education provider which is based at the top of the South Island in New Zealand.

For over 100 years, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology has been providing high-quality tertiary education for students just like you. Our internationally talented staff are entirely dedicated to giving you the real world skills and a recognised qualification to embark on the career you deserve.

I know you’ll find that future right here, at NMIT.



0800 422 733

322 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010

The Eastern Institute of Technology

The Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) offers over 130 qualifications from certificate and diploma, to degree and postgraduate level at campuses in Hawke’s Bay, Tairāwhiti (Gisborne) and Auckland. EIT is a vibrant, innovative and research-led tertiary education institute. Research emphasis is placed upon collaborations with Hawke’s Bay industry and organisations and with colleagues in other tertiary institutions. Our research is community-centred with a focus on creating real outcomes with tangible benefits for our communities.

We support our degree-level academic staff to undertake relevant research through our internal research investment funding. Their research informs curriculum design and teaching and learning and generates high-quality outputs.

Our current specialist areas are: entrepreneurism and innovation, innovative learning environments, Māori visual arts, creative practice, cloud security, evaluation of social service programmes and interventions, community development, wine science and technology, primary health care evaluation, patient-based choices for dialysis, sudden unexpected infant death and safe sleeping, evaluation/mixed methods/qualitative research, sports training programmes, programme evaluation and physiological/performance testing, biomechanical analysis, outdoor education and recreation, high speed video analysis, and qualitative movement analysis.

We look forward to hearing from you to discuss your research needs. To find out more, visit our website here


+64 6 974 8000

501 Gloucester Street Taradale, Napier 4112 Hawke’s Bay

Universal College of Learning

Research and knowledge transfer at UCOL make important contributions to educational outcomes for our students, community and stakeholders. By sharing the outcomes of our teams’ research findings, we increase understanding and knowledge. For the first time in the institutions history UCOL made submissions to the Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) assessment process across a broad range of disciplines – Including creative & performing arts, education, health, and sciences. The PBRF process has created a ‘point in time’ view of work underway at UCOL, and facilitated planning for the next round of PBRF, due in 2024. In 2019 we undertook an audit of our degree research provision, which showed that we are progressing well in all these programmes. This work is now ingrained into our degree teaching and will continue to develop as we embrace the value this can bring to our local stakeholders and students. Our audit looked at the number of registered research projects, the number of staff in each degree involved in research, and the number of staff intending to submit to the next PBRF. Knowledge Transfer (the sharing of knowledge that isn’t strictly research) is also an important contribution to the knowledge of our staff, students and stakeholders.

To find out more, visit our website here