Return On Science

Providing New Zealand researchers and startups the best chance at commercial success by connecting research with world leading expertise.



Return On Science is proud to announce that the Return On Science Momentum Investment Committee is no longer Return On Science. Momentum is now a national programme in its own right and seeking to form new Momentum Investment Committees across New Zealand.
2018 has resulted in a few changes to the Return On Science Investment Committees. To be able to provide the best support for such a wide range of projects, we are constantly seeking new talent to join our Committees.   Some of the new additions include: Vignesh Kumar - has a background in global technology design, and most recently worked for Apple Inc. Vignesh has joined our ICT Investment Committee.
This July the Biotech & Life Sciences Investment Committee undertook one of our bi-annual trips to Dunedin and were hosted by the University of Otago's, Otago Innovation Ltd. The Investment Committee had a fantastic day supporting a wide range of projects that the researchers had put forward. The level of projects coming through Otago Innovation Ltd, as lead by CEO, Dave Christensen and his team was very impressive and the Committee look forward to returning to Dunedin later in the year.

What We Do

Return On Science connects science and technology with top-tier advice and guidance, strategic management, world leading best practice process, and efficient access to capital.

Five specialist world-leading investment committees give projects the domain specific experience and connections that cannot be found elsewhere in New Zealand.


From Research To Market

Return On Science works with 98 organisations internationally, providing connections and giving valuable advice to 364 individual projects across 592 presentations to date (2011-2018).

419 Client Projects
592 Project Presentations
98 Organisations Engaged
21 Publicly Funded Research Organisations



Supporting Start-Ups

We are really proud to be part of the early stage development of internationally successful technologies. 

$1.7m PreSeed Accelerator Fund investment across 11 start-ups secured over $22m in seed investment and created 77 full-time jobs. 

We are proud to work with some of New Zealand's best research Institutions


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Our Partners

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