Return On Science

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



Congratulations to RisosEnterprises the Velocity 100K Challenge overall winners of 2021! Overall Winner: RisosEnterprisesOverall Runner-up: PrintGigNew Ventures: Delta WaterwaysSocial: FistbumpAcademic: SuperCarbon We highly commend the other winners of the evening. Each of the teams who participated in the competition worked very hard and achieved much throughout the venture.
We had three student projects presented to the Committee QuakeTEC - a nanosatellite earthquake precursor detection system, able to detect earthquakes up to 5 days prior. This has the potential to save lives and mitigate large social costs. Suture Future - a device aimed to improve the speed of suturing, through angling and rotating the needle in a blend of manual and automatic processes. The time saved in time-critical surgeries translates to significant surgical outcomes for the patient and overall healthcare cost effectiveness
Return On Science is now spending friday afternoons in the brand new Unleash Space! The Unleash Space is available for University of Auckland students and staff to 'unleash' their entrepreneurial side. It is courtesy of the University of Auckland's Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Return On Science will be there to promote commercial activities and entrepreneurship in the student members and to help guide them through the initial stages of building their enterprise! So come on down to this awesome space and chat with us!

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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