Innovate

Nelson Tasman is a place where it’s easy to connect, and where connection breeds creativity and innovation. Home to a clever economy, built on research, science, technology, and added-value enterprise, it is apparent that innovation and entrepreneurship quite simply runs through our veins.

The region is an extraordinary breeding ground for world leaders such as New Zealand King Salmon, Kono, Cawthron Institute, Nelson Pine Industries, and CORE Transport Technology, and is a place where ground-breaking innovations continue to come to the fore.

But success in today’s business world doesn’t come easy. It is all about staying nimble and responsive, being aware of and ahead of trends and making clever decisions to support business growth.

Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand’s business Innovation Agency, with the ultimate aim to help turn your R&D dreams into a reality. Offering a comprehensive set of tools, resources, grants and programmes to assist you on your innovation journey, these Callaghan services can be accessed through our Regional Business Advisor, Mark Maguire.

Mark specialises in the field of Research & Development as has worked with many new and established businesses to connect them with experts and leaders in innovation, facilitate government funding and services, match their needs with programmes and resources, and support them on their growth path to success.

Check out the support tools below, then get in touch with Mark on mark.maguire@nelsontasman.nz, so he can help you to grow your business intentionally and purposefully.

Research & Development Grants

Research & Development Grants

We can help you to access a range of R&D grants to add scale, depth and return to your investment. The R&D grants offered by Callaghan Innovation 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.

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Innovation Services

Innovation Services

We can help connect you with the knowledge and skills you need to innovate and succeed. Through a range of programmes and workshops, your business will be able to scale and increase its pace of innovation, from improving performance and eliminating inefficiencies right through to accelerating software and product development.

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Technical & Product Development Services

Technical & Product Development Services

The Callaghan Innovation Research and Technical Services Team comprises of 200 of New Zealand’s leading scientists and engineers who help businesses to solve tough technical problems by offering end-to-end support for technology and product development work.

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