Research and development advice and funding

Research and development (R&D) is a valuable tool for growing and improving your business, no matter what the size of your company.

R&D involves researching your market and customer needs, and developing new and improved products and services to fit those needs. Devising a successful R&D strategy can lead to innovation and higher productivity, and boost your business's competitive advantage.

Before spending time and money on R&D, get advice from Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and its team of experts.


Meet with one of our specialist R&D advisors, who will discuss your specific business needs, help develop strategy, and connect you with the right training programmes and support to start or grow your business.

Contact us  for more information or to make an appointment with an advisor.

Find out more general information about growing your business.


Research and development (R&D) is vital to New Zealand’s economic future. ATEED is your first point of contact for accessing grants for new R&D projects through government agency Callaghan Innovation. Contact us >

R&D grants can speed up the development of your product. To be eligible for R&D grants the projects must be original, have export potential and help the business grow.

Kick-start your funding approach with help from one of our R&D advisors. They have the in-depth knowledge and connections you need to apply for funding. Your advisor will provide you with background information, arrange a meeting to plan the next steps, and start the registration process. 

Find out more about R&D funding and the different types of grants available from Callaghan Innovation.

To search all government support programmes for researchers, entrepreneurs, businesses and students, visit the Ministry of Business, Science and Innovation website.