commercial work

Contract research

Whether you need proof-of-concept experiments for your ideas, or development research for your in-house projects, the Hopkirk Research Institute can tailor a research program to help you achieve your animal health research goals.

Our scientists are skilled to deal with various animal health issues and have access to cutting edge technologies such as microarrays, flow cytometry and immunological applications. We have access to new, state-of-the-art physical containment level 2 (PC2) animal surgery and PC2/PC3 holding facilites. AgResearch and Massey operate numerous research farms for on-farm evaluations.

Collaborative research

We are involved in collaborative research throughout New Zealand and around the world with research organisations that include other Crown Research Institutes and universities. This is done through joint submissions or subcontracts accessing various funding schemes.

We collaborate with various commercial clients in strategic areas of research and have an internally managed Pre-seed Fund which invests in collaborative research with a commercial focus.

Start-ups and other ventures

We are looking for commercial partners to bring our technology to the market. Our Business group has proven experience in forming joint ventures and spin-off companies.

Contact an expert in your field of interest

For more information

Contact Karin Schofield, Business Development Manager, AgResearch, email