Our goal is to accelerate commercialisation of innovation in New Zealand firms.
We create and deliver innovative products and services that enable businesses to invest more in research, science, engineering, technology and design, so that they can be more successful in the global market.
When we succeed, all New Zealanders will benefit from a stronger economy, higher value exports, more productive and sustainable resource use, more jobs and higher incomes.
Our focus is to deliver products and services that:
- Motivate industry and individuals to innovate through inspiring information, training, advice and funding
- Connect industry with innovation ideas, opportunities, partners, expertise and solutions
- Deliver project management resources and the expertise required for high priority innovation opportunities
Callaghan Innovation is a team of about 400 researchers, scientists, engineers, technologists, business people investment managers and account managers, working across the country.
We link businesses with research organisations across the innovation system offering the expertise and facilities they need, as well as operating our own extensive science, engineering and technology laboratories and specialist equipment.
We manage a more than $140 million a year portfolio of government funding and grants to support business innovation and capability building.
Callaghan Innovation works closely with customers, industry, investors, Māori, worldwide research organisations, regional economic development agencies, and with other government agencies, particularly New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Callaghan Innovation is a stand-alone Crown Entity established on February 1, 2013.
Our role hasn’t previously existed in New Zealand; we are charged with developing a range of new functions and services. We are also incorporating and adapting those inherited from a range of organisations previously providing science, engineering and technology services, funding, coordination and advice.