We’re here to empower our country’s many innovators and entrepreneurs, helping you make real your world-bettering ideas, boost our economy and power a better standard of living for us all, now and into the future. We take our name from Sir Paul Callaghan, one of Aotearoa’s most visionary scientists and also the founder of a world-leading business.

Callaghan Innovation provides funding and scientific expertise, promotes R&D, facilitates collaboration between researchers, scientists, and industry and supports the commercialisation of ideas with positive impact.

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Supporting Aotearoa's innovators:

7,800 +
New Zealand businesses as customers
1,100 +
Participants in innovation skills programmes for customers
$ 1.1 b+
Delivered in research & development funding
$ 1.3 b+
Research & development supported through tax incentives
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Founder wellbeing programme
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Founder wellbeing programme

Callaghan Innovation has launched a counselling service to support founders whose mental health is suffering due to the significant pressures associated with establishing and growing a startup.

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Meet the experts who support businesses like yours, and the leadership that drives the direction of Callaghan Innovation.

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We’re proud to support or facilitate a host of diverse events for innovators and entrepreneurs across the country. Find your next unmissable one here.

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