Intellectual property (IP) is the lifeblood of research. AUT takes an approach to managing and disseminating IP created at the University that reflects our primary purposes of teaching and research, while maximising the impact that AUT research has in New Zealand and globally.
AUT has an Intellectual Property Rights Policy which applies to all staff and students that create IP. Some of the key elements of the policy include:
The IP Rights Policy delegates primary responsibility for identifying, advising on and commercialising IP owned by AUT to AUT Ventures, AUT's commercialisation arm.
AUT Ventures and the Research and Innovation Office can advise staff and students about IP.