Enrico Tronchin

Enrico Tronchin

Job Title

Business Operations Manager - Commercialisation


In my current role at AUTEL, I endeavour to commercialise technology developed by the university in partnership/consultation with private sector expertise. Due to a primary interest in the commercialisation of science-based technology, I've worked in both the science and private sectors. I obtained a PhD and Post-Doc experience in the biological sciences at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Thereafter, I spent some year innovating within the Market Research industry as an R&D manager at the TNS Global Brand Equity Centre. In early 2010 I moved to New Zealand to take up a role as an ICT Sector Strategist at the Canterbury Development Corporation. I am currently based in Auckland working out of the AUT Manukau and Central City campuses.

  • Multidisciplinary research, product development and commercialisation
  • Science research (botany, phycology, molecular systematics)
  • Market research (brand equity)
  • Economic development (technology sector strategy, innovation)