Britta has been working in the field of intellectual property for over 18 years. She has a background in engineering and is a lawyer and patent attorney. Britta specialises in intellectual property relating to mechanical, electronic and design technologies particularly.
With her strong background in industry, Britta provides real-life, practical solutions for clients’ intellectual property interests. Using these skills, Britta has assisted clients to protect and commercialise their intellectual property at home and throughout the world.
Chris runs Integration Technologies Limited a Palmerston North based business providing hardware and software solutions to the Oil and Gas industry with a global presence in over 60 countries.
Chris has spent most of his life in Marketing and Brand Development in the global soft drinks industry but taking over ITL bought him closer to home and a move back to Palmy (where he studied at Massey) has ignited his passion for what local innovation when nurtured well can offer on a global stage.
Dr. Amanda Lynn
Dr Lynn has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), focusing on innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development, awarded by Massey University in 2016. Dr Lynn is a business, industry economic and community development specialist with extensive experience working closely with communities, businesses, industry groups, local and central government, and with tertiary institutes. Her work in financial and economic analysis has ensured a high level of competency in both financial management and the application of data to economic and social initiatives. With a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation at the coal face, and the supporting ecosystem; Dr Lynn has both developed business support systems and businesses (including research centres). Dr Lynn is the Chief Executive of Universal College of Learning (UCOL).
Selwyn established a career in scientific research, which quickly evolved into the pre-clinical and clinical development, business development and commercialisation of biotech and natural products in both local and international markets. A couple of years ago, Selwyn set up a consultancy to provide business development support for start-up tech companies, Kiwinet and MBIE R&D programs. He is an active Angel Investor and on the MIG Fund 2 Investment Committee. He is on the Board of two start-up companies and is involved in three environment-focussed Societies and Trusts.
Rahui is a Chartered Accountant and recently became a partner at Morrison Creed.
Rahui is passionate about the accounting industry and embracing the change brought on by technology.
Rahui is our resident baker randomly arriving at work with morning tea much to the delight of the team.
Rahui enjoys keeping fit and can often be found at the gym, playing netball or chasing after her very active daughter. Rahui likes to spend her free time with family and friends, dining out and generally enjoying life.
Dr. Gavin Clarke
Imagine a world where the spirit of entrepreneurship is embedded into all disciplines and professions.
My mission is to support and grow those at the nexus of research, innovation and education. I bring a broad career experience across industry research, university leadership and spinout companies.