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.

To enquire further or to access any of the below services, please contact our Regional Business Advisor - Research & Development, Mark Maguire on mark.maguire@nelsontasman.nz.

Better By Lean

Better By Lean

40% of total cost, up to $20,000.

The Lean programme will unleash the value in your business by putting every step of the process under the Lean lens. Designed to boost your competitiveness and performance through the entire operational system, and create a culture of continuous improvement, the Lean programme is available across all business sectors – from manufacturing to services, right through to supply chain companies.

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Build For Speed

Build For Speed

50% of total cost, up to $5,000.

Build for Speed is a tailored programme to help digital businesses speed up product development by updating software architecture, managing technical debt and accelerating software development through continuous delivery principles. The programme encourages Agile practices that are prioritised according to the specific requirements of each participating business.

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Driving Innovation

Driving Innovation

40% of total cost, up to $20,000.

If you’re looking to change cultures and mindsets, unchain product development, and increase the value and pace of your innovation efforts, the 12-month Driving Innovation skills development programme is for you. Unleash your scope to innovate by bringing the world’s leading product development methods into your business.

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Innovation IP

Innovation IP

40% of total cost, up to $10,000.

Innovation IP® is a skills development programme that provides innovative and ambitious New Zealand businesses with the knowledge, capability and confidence to leverage their intellectual property (IP) and intellectual assets to enable growth, reduce risk and maximise value.

 

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Innovation Foundations

Innovation Foundations

40% of total cost, up to $20,000.

Innovation Foundations is a coaching programme designed to improve work practices, build an innovation culture, raise productivity, drive competitiveness, increase employee engagement, and increase profitability. The programme is designed for ambitious business owners, innovators, leaders and senior managers.

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International Connections Scheme

International Connections Scheme

50% of total cost, up to $3,500.

The International Connections Scheme offers financial support for businesses who can benefit from attending an international technology focused event overseas, and provides assistance with travel, accommodation and registration costs.

 

 

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Enterprise Europe Network (EEN): Gateway To Europe

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN): Gateway To Europe

The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) provides a platform that supports small and medium enterprises to grow internationally through technology and business partnerships. With the reach and expertise to find businesses with the technology you need to drive innovation, cooperate in R&D projects, distribute or manufacture your products or provide access to new markets, the network is made up of 600 organisations from 30 European countries.

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Global Expert

Global Expert

Global Expert is a free service which links and connects businesses to global experts, specialists and resources to help boost R&D knowledge and capability. To access this service, please contact Mark Maguire, Regional Business Advisor.

 

 

 

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Research Library

Research Library

The Research Library helps businesses by providing free access to industry insights regarding a sector’s global market, emerging trends, regulations, technology developments, technical literature reviews, and statistics.  The purpose of this service is to better inform businesses going down their R&D product development journey. To access this service, please contact Mark Maguire, Regional Business Advisor.

 

 

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