News & Successes

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Objective Acuity spinout could revolutionise eyecare

A major breakthrough in detecting eyesight problems in very young children has been made with revolutionary eye technology invented at the University of Auckland.

Adapted from NZ Herald Article - University of Auckland: NZ invention could revolutionise global eyecare

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StretchSense raises Series A funding from Japanese clothing retailer

StretchSense, a wearable sensor company based in Auckland New Zealand, today announced that it has secured Series A funding from Japanese corporation Start Today Co., Ltd. (3092:Tokyo, referred to as ‘StartToday’)

Adapted from BusiesWire Article - StretchSense Raises Series A from StartToday

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Artificial Intelligence spin-out gains international investment

Mark Sagar, the Oscar-winning Auckland University professor behind the world-renowned Baby X intelligent, emotionally responsive avatar, has launched a spin-out company, Soul Machines, after attracting US$7.5 million in a series A financing round led by Horizon Ventures with Iconiq Capital.

Adapted from NZ Herald Article - Mark Sagar's Baby X technology spin-out gains US$7.5 million in venture capital funding

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Be Your Own Battery

From The University of Auckland Biomimetics laboratory comes SoftGen – wearable energy harvesting technology that converts the latent energy in human motion into power, capable of delivering a charge directly to a device a person is wearing. Read more

Wellcome Trust (UK) announces major international grant for stem cell transplant drug

The consortium is comprised of groups at the University of Auckland, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Monash University School of Biomedical Sciences in Melbourne, the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane, and Medicines Development, is focused around their recent joint groundbreaking research into a protein called perforin, which is a potent toxin generated by killer cells of the immune system. Read more

Wireless Power Transfer

For over 20 years researchers at the Power Electronics Group at The University of Auckland have pioneered the invention and development of high efficiency, high power wireless power transfer. Read more

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