Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation

We activate innovation and help businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand.

We partner with ambitious businesses of all sizes, providing a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of growth.

Our people – including more than 200 of New Zealand’s leading scientists and engineers – empower innovators by connecting people, opportunities and networks, and providing tailored technical solutions, skills and capability development programmes, and grants co-funding.

We also enhance the operation of New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem, working closely with government partners, Crown Research Institutes, and other organisations that help increase business investment in R&D and innovation.

We operate across New Zealand from four urban offices and a regional partner network in a further 14 locations.

Our services:

A range of R&D grants to add scale, depth and return to your R&D investment. Our R&D grants are structured to meet your business needs - whether you're a young start-up, an established R&D performer, or want to bring students on board to assist in your R&D activities. When we know what you need, we connect you with the right funding to help your R&D get ahead

  • Getting Started Grants - Are you in the early stages of, or new to, R&D? A Getting Started Grant will give you a kick-start to help you take your product, process or service solution from development through to commercialisation.
  • Project Grants - Is your business new to, or trying to expand your R&D? A Project Grant can help you take on larger or more challenging R&D.
  • Growth Grants - Is your business an experienced R&D performer? This three year grant will help you increase your R&D investment.
  • Student Grants -  Do you want to increase your business’s R&D capability, or are you a student wanting to develop your technical skills in a commercial R&D environment? Our Student Grants are designed to support both New Zealand businesses and students.
  • R&D Experience Grants - Bring smart, enthusiastic and fresh thinking into your R&D activities with support provided by undergraduate students in the summer break before or after their final year of study..
  • R&D Career Grants - Add a PhD or Masters graduate to your R&D team to stimulate innovation.
  • R&D Fellowship Grants - Solve a challenging R&D problem in your business with PhD or Masters research.