New partnership with Chinese researchers

The Wellington-Changsha Innovation Technology Transfer Centre was officially opened last week in a partnership between Viclink, Victoria University of Wellington, and the Hunan Zhaotai Research Medical Group.

The Hunan Group visited Wellington as part of a delegation from the city of Changsha, to unveil a plaque commemorating the new partnership and Centre.

Victoria’s Vice-Provost (Research) Professor Kate McGrath says the partnership, mainly focused on biotechnology and medical products, will be mutually beneficial for both New Zealand and China.

“The partnership will encourage the further investment from China in New Zealand technologies, as well as providing an opportunity for New Zealand to commercialise Chinese products for western markets.

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