Success stories

Combatting climate change with hybrid-electric jet planes

In a quiet industrial backroad at the foot of the Wainuiomata hills, Victoria University’s Robinson Institute is busily developing technology to power the world's first hybrid-electric jet planes.

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Alliance turning waste into $100m boost to the New Zealand economy

The Bioresource Processing Alliance is an MBIE-funded R&D programme that works with the primary sector to turn low value biological waste into high value exports – with a potential to add at least $100m to the New Zealand economy in the next three years.

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3D printing a new way of life for amputees

Artificial limbs are running hot off the press at Victoria University’s School of Design in Wellington – the 3D printing press that is.

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Kiwi wine tech shakes up industry

It all began with a Masters university assignment to commercialise technology designed to age bananas.

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