Are you one of Auckland’s great innovators or entrepreneurs?

Innovation-focused businesses typically grow faster, pay higher wages and compete better internationally – as well as being key drivers of economic growth and prosperity.  If you are looking for help to innovate, have a research and development project or new product idea, then knowing who to see next is key.  Get in touch with experts and resources to assist.

How we can help

The RBPN programme (Regional Business Partner Network) helps eligible small and medium businesses to grow and innovate by making it easier to access business support.

This includes connections to experts, workshops, events and co-funding from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (Capability Development Vouchers), Callaghan Innovation (Research & Development grants and services), Business Mentors New Zealand, ATEED, and other economic development and business support organisations throughout New Zealand.

The RBPN is funded by central government and ATEED is the regional business partner in the Auckland region.

 

 Through the Regional Business Partner Network we can help you with:

Business growth advice

There are numerous business skills required to lead a successful growing business. Talk to our specialist advisors to find the best place to start to gain the right skills and connections.  

How to request help

Register for help on the Regional Business Partners Network website.

Our team will be in touch to find out what your aspirations and challenges are, and to arrange the next steps and an opportunity to meet with a Business Growth advisor.

Innovation and R&D advice  

If you’re planning to grow through innovation or you’re investing in Research and Development (R&D) in the areas of science and technology, our specialist advisors can help.

How to request help

Register for help on the Regional Business Partners Network website.

Our team will be in touch to find out what your aspirations and challenges are, and to arrange the next steps and an opportunity to meet with an Innovation and R&D advisor.

Business Mentoring  

Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ) offers startup, existing business and community mentoring programmes.

Apply for a Business Mentor

Apply for a Business Mentor on the Business Mentors New Zealand website.

Mentors are experienced in business and can discuss your business challenges and offer advice. Mentor Managers based at the Chamber of Commerce will help you get the right mentor for your business.

 

Need more help? Our Business Support Helpdesk can assist you. Get in touch

 

Here's what Auckland businesses have to say about the help they received from the ATEED team and the RBPN programme

 

Workshops, clinics and events

Find out about workshops that can help you start, run and grow a business in Auckland.

Whether you want to expand your network, seek research and development assistance or develop your leadership skills, there are workshops and events across the Auckland region to help you improve your skills and connect with other business owners.
 

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