Callaghan Innovation

Making your ideas happen

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Access to

Connecting you with the right advisor, partner, mentor or technology provider. More

and product development

Taking an idea from concept to commercial reality with tailored R&D solutions. More


Building your in-house skills and capability so your business is innovation-ready. More


Collaborative projects to reduce R&D costs and share industry knowledge. More


A range of R&D grants to add scale, depth and return to your R&D investment. More

We’re here to help with your R&D

If your business wants to take innovation to the next level through technology, get in touch


Senior Research Scientist

Chatu, Senior Research Scientist

"We have a range of services to help your business get innovative ideas to market."

Inspire - Callaghan Innovation

What is Māori innovation? To snare the sun, and then some...

Dr Jason Paul Mika attended Matariki X on 11 June in Rotorua and offers his impression of the event that brought together 14 speakers and more than 300 audience members.

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Business is Boring

Business is Boring

Welcome to Business is Boring - a podcast that reckons it's anything but.

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Manufacturing robot

Industry 4.0

Date: 27 June 2016 to 29 June 2016

Industry 4.0

Find out about the future of manufacturing - and how you can leverage the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ to create new business opportunities.

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The F Word

The F Word: Failure is an option

Callaghan Innovation is starting a national conversation about business failure by presenting a series of failure-themed events, research and stories.

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One hundred inspired New Zealand entrepreneurs can turn this country around. That’s the challenge for us all.

Sir Paul Callaghan

About Sir Paul Callaghan

About us

Ben MacLaren, CEO of Vortec UAV Ltd

As long as you don't make the same mistakes twice - you are always moving forward.

Ben MacLaren, CEO, Vortech UAV Ltd

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