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University of Waikato’s HIKO Hub Fostering Innovation

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Located at the heart of the University of Waikato’s Hamilton Campus, the HIKO Hub stands as a dynamic co-working precinct deeply integrated into the thriving ecosystem of the university. Designed to foster innovation and collaboration, this hub is an engaging space where bright minds and dedicated researchers converge to shape the future.

Image credits: Adapted from the University of Waikato, LinkedIn

At the heart of the vibrant University of Waikato ecosystem, HIKO Hub spaces are intricately intertwined with bright minds and researchers committed to influencing the world. This is an exciting opportunity connecting entrepreneurs students and researchers.

Scheduled to launch in early 2024, the HIKO Hub is set to offer small businesses flexible workspaces tailored to their needs. This innovative workspace offers full operational support, allowing businesses to focus on their business goals without the hassle of managing day-to-day operations.

With flexible lease terms, 24/7 building access, comprehensive support, and streamlined management of operational expenses, HIKO Hub allows businesses to focus on what’s essential – nurturing business towards success.

For those seeking short-term arrangements, whether it’s a day, a week, or an exploratory trial period, the co-working zone offers desk space at great rates. With a laptop in hand, individuals can seamlessly join this vibrant community and enjoy the perks of a collaborative environment.

Ideal for people balancing remote work and in-person collaboration, the HIKO Hub provides an excellent opportunity to engage with like-minded professionals in Hamilton. Offering quality coffee and an engaging community, this co-working space provides a platform for networking and interaction, fostering a sense of belonging within the hub’s community.

Catering to teams or individuals seeking a more dedicated space, the HIKO Hub offers tailored areas equipped with privacy and acoustic solutions, fostering focus and team connectivity. Access to meeting rooms, secure storage, printing services, and 24/7 building access ensures a conducive environment for productivity.

Moreover, the hub provides exclusive private offices ranging from 36-70 sqm, catering to larger teams of up to 14 people. These private spaces offer added security and customisation options while integrating seamlessly into the broader HIKO community, enabling tenants to enjoy shared amenities while having their own secluded workspace.

The HIKO Hub presents a diverse array of options tailored to various working styles, emphasising collaboration, flexibility, and community engagement within a thriving technological and entrepreneurial landscape.

The University of Waikato offers the essential knowledge and experiences to propel students toward careers and life aspirations. Through its commitment to academic excellence and innovation, learners join a community renowned for creating substantial impacts in the world.

The University of Waikato has made significant contributions in leveraging digital technology to pioneer advancements in various areas, including healthcare. Collaborating with health professionals, university researchers are launching a study focused on addressing critical gaps in diagnosing and managing systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), utilising data-driven approaches to enhance insights and establish guidelines for this lesser-known condition in New Zealand.

The University of Waikato, while at the forefront of innovation, has a steadfast commitment to environmental sustainability. In a pledge to curb emissions and further sustainability initiatives, OpenGov Asia reported that the University of Waikato is embarking on a substantial initiative to swap more than half of its current vehicle fleet with electric vehicles (EVs). This ambitious transition, set to roll out in the upcoming months, aims to curtail approximately 183 tonnes of scope one emissions annually.

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