IT4SE – Information Technology for Smart renewable Energy generation and use – is a joint project involving the University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg, the University of Augsburg, and the University of Waikato, funded as an ARPA (Asia Pacific Research Area) project by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). For details regarding this collaboration, see

WEL Networks Ltd – The group has on-going collaboration with WEL Networks, the electricity network distribution company covering the Waikato region. This collaboration includes research on improved utilisation and penetration of wind energy sources, and access to consumption data.

Active Again – the Auckland-based importer and retailer of electric bicycles and mobility scooters, has donated a Royale golf cart/mobility scooter to the lab to support studies and experiments with electric vehicles.