The Centre for Software Innovation (CSI) provides a bridge between researchers in Information and Communication Technology at the University of Auckland and the ICT industry. CSI, an Auckland Uniservices Ltd Innovation Centre, is embedded within the Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments. CSI has a strong track record of working with commercial and government ICT organisations to enhance their innovation potential and develop smarter solutions more quickly. Our approach is to engage with industry in a broad manner, both through direct conultancy and contract research, and via a suite of more focussed programmes, such as Academy and Extenda. We also provide research project management support to a range of third party programmes.
Our contract research activities target applied research to industry problems. These range from short term high end consultancy activities, for example, critiquing a proposed software architecture or undertaking a technology assessment exercise, through to extended reseach contracts solving significant technical problems for our customers in innovative ways. The IP developed from these activities typically becomes the property of the industry sponsor.
Our service activities usually require full cost funding from those commissioning the research. In many cases, companies may be eligible for government assistance via FRST's TechNZ business research funding schemes. Contact us for assistance in developing your research project and providing advice on funding opportunities.