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Innovation Support

If your business is thinking about developing new products/services or you already have an ongoing research and development (R&D) programme and need some support to get to the next step - you're in the right place.

If this sounds like you, then your business may be able to get innovation advice or R&D grant funding to support your R&D programme.

The Business Growth team help point businesses in the right direction to find the advice to support your innovation, product development and R&D programmes.

We can help you find innovation support and advice in many areas, including:

  • product design and development
  • protecting your intellectual property
  • choosing the best way to make money from your intellectual property
  • access to technical expertise
  • access to innovation programmes.

R&D innovation advice and funding

As the Regional Business Partner in the Wellington region for Callaghan Innovation, we can help you accelerate your research and development projects or programmes by:

  • giving you support to develop ideas that could transform your business
  • evaluating the innovation potential of your business
  • facilitating access to expert assistance to help you develop your technology
  • facilitating access to the innovation development programmes and services offered by Callaghan Innovation.
  • facilitating access to the services available from the National Technology Network and Research and Technology Services teams in Callaghan Innovation
  • help you understand and potentially access a range of student grants and research and development (R&D) project grants.

Callaghan Innovation provide a number of different grants to support R&D-oriented businesses. For more information, see Callaghan Innovation R&D grants and the Guide to Callaghan R&D funding.