If you’re looking to undertake research and development (R&D) to create a new product that will revolutionise the market and drive competition, our team of Business and Innovation Advisors can help.

As Auckland’s economic development agency, we’re the first point for contact for businesses looking to innovate through R&D, whether you're a small start-up or an established business. Our connections to innovation and R&D funding bodies as well as with thousands of businesses, organisations and individuals can help you innovate and grow your business.

Our free services can help you:

  • plan your innovation and R&D journey 
  • access R&D grants, programmes and services from Callaghan Innovation and other funding bodies
  • navigate the grant application process
  • access and apply for incubators and shared spaces to work and develop your ideas in
  • connect with the right people, institutes, organisations and programmes that can help your R&D
  • introduce you to Auckland’s innovation communities
  • refer you to local and international experts to help validate your ideas and accelerate your R&D programme.

We provide these services with the help of the Regional Business Partner (RBP) network and Callaghan Innovation.
 

Ready to start R&D in your business? 

Register your business on the Regional Business Partners network and we’ll be in touch shortly to talk next steps.

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R&D facilities and expertise
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University of Auckland

As New Zealand’s leading research-led university, the University of Auckland has world-class academic staff, extensive library resources, excellent research facilities and state-of-the-art information technology.
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Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

AUT delivers nationally leading research in a number of areas and has a range of research institutes and facilities, which helps it collaborate with organisations and communities around the world.
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Massey University

Massey University has a wide and ambitious portfolio of research capability, and is connected with research institutions, industry and businesses around the globe.
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Callaghan Innovation

Make your ideas happen with the help of Callaghan Innovation’s advisory services, from expert advice to business collaboration and funding help.
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MBIE – Investment and Funding

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment offers funding and support programmes for high-performing science and innovation systems that aim to advance technology in New Zealand.
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Regional Business Partners (RBP) programme

ATEED is able to deliver the RBP programme in Auckland thanks to the support of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Callaghan Innovation and Business Mentors New Zealand.

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