Business R&D and innovation

Auckland businesses are investing in research & development and innovating at a high level.
 

R&D facilities

Auckland has 174 R&D facilities spread across the region.
 

Coworking community

Auckland’s coworking culture is on the rise.

Innovation Cities Index

Auckland’s performance on 2thinknow’s international Innovation Cities Index per annum, since 2010.

Ease of Doing Business Index

Auckland’s recent performance on World Bank Group’s international Ease of Doing Business Index, since 2008.

Innovation

Auckland’s reputation as an Asia-Pacific innovation hub continues to grow. Learn about our business innovations, research and development (R&D) facilities, coworking spaces and startup networks.

Business R&D and innovation
Annual survey of innovation activities undertaken by Auckland businesses
April 2017
R&D facilities
Total count of R&D infrastructure and types of R&D infrastructure available in Auckland
2018
Coworking community
Growth of Auckland's coworking facilities and community
from 2011
Innovation Cities Index
Auckland’s performance on 2thinknow’s international Innovation Cities Index per annum
from 2010
Ease of Doing Business Index
Auckland’s recent performance on World Bank Group’s international Ease of Doing Business Index
from 2008
Startup map
This map highlights Auckland's startup ecosystem and shows key hubs of innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration.