Our Partners

WNT Ventures partners with key players in their respective fields with a depth of knowledge and understanding of our function as a technology incubator.  Together, we offer our incubated companies the advantage of a suite of support services incorporating, but not limited to, the disciplines of intellectual property, accounting, financial, legal, governance, and administration along with product design and development.

TiDA

TiDA has developed a world-leading advanced powder metallurgy research centre featuring state-of-the-art testing and prototyping equipment. The facility also provides specialist metallurgy training to provide skills and knowledge for the emerging powder metallurgy and metals testing industries.

TiDA and associated company Rapid Advanced Manufacturing Ltd (R.A.M.), also run Selective Laser Melting Machines from their Tauranga facility. These machines are only a handful of machines commercially available worldwide to offer 3D manufacturing in Ti, Stainless Steel and Inconel Powder, with more machines and alloys to follow.

Powder Metallurgy is breaking new and exciting ground in the world of design and manufacturing. It has revolutionised the ability to make complex products not previously possible, or just too costly. TiDA is at the leading edge in the research and production of titanium-based products using powder metallurgy consolidation processes.  TiDA has been recognised for their innovative design and development of world-class products using powder metallurgy in high-tech manufacturing processes, and are now regarded as one of Australasia's leading Titanium Powder consolidation leaders.

The Research Facility includes a Vacumm Sintering Furnace, which can reach up to 1600OC, and is used in the Metal Injection Moulding process. This machine is the only one of its kind in New Zealand, available for research or commercial purposes. Advanced metals research and specialised coating options on finished products are also able to be completed right here in the Bay of Plenty, either in-house or with local commercial partners.

 

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Newnham Park

Newnham Park Innovation Centre is a horticultural-based business park, home to a number of award-winning innovation focused companies. All enterprises operating from the Te Puna, Tauranga based hub have positioned themselves within high-growth, high-value primary industry niches. These include research and development, horticultural management consultancy, innovation and science, processing and export, robotics, marketing, and product development.

 

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RAM3D

Rapid Advanced Manufacturing (RAM3D) is in the enviable position to be able to offer commercial 3D printing services.  With design engineers and research technicians working closely alongside clients, prototypes can be easily, efficiently and cost effectively produced.  

3D printing is not only effective for rapid prototyping, it is a highly cost effective option for the production of complex parts and with four Additive Manufacturing machines there is an increased choice of materials that can be used in the production process.  Titanium 64 remains the most frequently used powder due to its strong properties, offering a stronger, more corrosive resistant end product.

 

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Page Macrae Engineering

Page Macrae Engineering offers a diverse range of engineering services and solutions from engineering design, heavy fabrication, pipe spooling, storage tank construction, stainless steel fabrication, on-site installation through to project management.  These services and solutions are backed up by a highly skilled and experienced team and the most up-to-date facilities. 

Page Macrae Engineering have experience in a range of complex engineering projects, from power generation, petrochemical, pulp and paper, food processing and materials handling and are well known for their ability to solve problems through innovation and thinking outside the square.

 

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Potter IP

Potter IP is a boutique IP firm founded by Alan Potter and Narly Kalupahana.  Both Alan and Narly are qualified lawyers and registered patent attorneys, with Alan having a strong litigation background, and Narly having spent 10+ years practising as a patent attorney before switching specialties to trade marks and branding.  The firm employs a number of lawyers and registered patent attorneys with various backgrounds, and strives to provide advice that is pragmatic, easy to understand and cost effective.

The firm’s breadth of experience means that they are an ideal first point of contact for any IP issue, whether in relation to registered rights (such as patents or trade marks), general IP strategies, or the licensing and commercialisation of IP. 

Potter IP also runs workshops for INNOVATION IP®, an IP training and capability building programme operated by Callaghan Innovation.

 

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Crowe Horwath

Crowe Horwath offers services such as small business accounting, auditing, risk management, and business advice.

We are New Zealand’s largest provider of practical accounting, audit, tax and business advice to individuals and businesses from a network of over 20 offices throughout the country.  As part of an international network of accounting firms, we provide local business solutions in a global environment, ensuring our clients professional and personal goals are fulfilled.  Our advisors have specific industry knowledge and expertise within sectors including Agriculture, Asia Business, Automotive and Transport, Building and Construction, Franchising, Maori Business, Mergers and Acquisitions, Property, Real Estate the Public Sector and much more.

 

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Cooney Lees Morgan

Cooney Lees Morgan has an enviable reputation for helping innovative young businesses to achieve extraordinary things. From capital raising, business structure and governance through to help with those critical early contractual relationships, we’ve got the people and expertise to propel your venture along the right path.

From early beginnings, we’re also the right partner for those who dream of a big future.  We work on a daily basis with angel investors, venture capital and private equity funds, and banks.  From your humble startup to global domination - we’ve got the experience and expertise to help your business no matter where the journey leads.

Partnering with Cooney Lees Morgan means you’ll have one of New Zealand’s leading law firms on your team, with a staff of nearly 90, including 9 partners and 45 other lawyers and legal executives providing advice across all areas of the law. Don’t leave anything to chance – get the best people working on your business.

 

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“Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Alan Kay