An invitation to the nutraceutical industry for a networking function at the University of Auckland

Date: Tuesday 4th December 2012
Time: 4:30pm – 6.00pm networking forum including tours of the facilities
Venue: Reception lounge, School of Biological Sciences, Thomas Building, 3A Symonds St, Auckland.
Parking: Under the Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Rd

Food and health is one of the thematic priority areas for the University of Auckland and we would like to invite you to this networking event where you will:

  • Increase your network with other players in the nutraceutical sector (company and University staff) over drinks and nibbles.
  • Learn how you can support your products with cutting-edge science by accessing the University’s wide-ranging expertise, advanced facilities for research and development, analytical systems, bioactivity and bioavailability assays, and human clinical trials for new functional foods.
  • Join us on a tour around through the facilities of the School of Biological Sciences and the Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology.
  • Understand through a brief presentation how you can join this vibrant environment and partner with the University through contract research, secondments of company staff and/or co-location of an R&D team.

Who will attend?

Representatives from companies developing and manufacturing nutraceutical products, functional foods, supplements and/or ingredients, and representatives from public sector organisations engaged in this industry, are cordially invited to this event. University staff active in this sector and wishing to engage with the industry are kindly invited to attend.

Where is it?

Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology where companies can second staff or co-locate an R&D team to gain full access to the expertise, specialist facilities and hi-tech equipment in the University’s School of Biological Sciences. Opportunities exist to collaborate with relevant academic groups University-wide, including human nutrition trials and clinical trials.

All welcome. RSVPs to Joerg Kistler, Director IIB, for organisational purposes would be greatly appreciated. Please email your name and company name as you would like it to appear on the name tags to j.kistler@auckland.ac.nz.